Situated in the heart of Castle Rock, Colorado, the Phillip S. Miller Park Trail, also known as PSM Park Trail, provides a perfect blend of quick and challenging mountain biking loops. Designed to keep your pedals constantly engaged, this 6-mile loop stands out as an adrenaline shot in the otherwise tranquil Castle Rock trail system.
For travelers on I-25, take the Plum Creek exit and proceed west for approximately 0.7 miles. Phillip S. Miller Park will appear on your left, and you can't miss the Miller Activity Center (MAC) parking lot. Start your ride at the base of the "mini incline" stairs, conveniently located near the parking lot.
While riding, expect:
The Phillip S. Miller Park Trail often draws favorable comparisons to its more popular neighbor, the Ridgeline Trail. Riders particularly appreciate the trail’s design, which facilitates high speed with minimal effort. Moreover, its proximity to residential areas makes it a popular choice for after-work rides. Though not an advanced trail, it offers enough challenges to keep intermediate riders engaged.However, like all trails, it’s not without its caveats. The sunny exposure can make the ride hotter during peak hours, and while the trail dries quickly after rain, it's best to tread lightly during winter months to minimize erosion.
Whether you’re a resident seeking a daily dose of mountain biking or a visitor looking for a fast, fun loop, Phillip S. Miller Park Trail offers a unique mix of speed and challenge, packed into a well-designed 6-mile circuit. And with future plans to link it to other trail systems, this route promises to become an even more integral part of Castle Rock's mountain biking scene.