Rules and FAQs

The 11 miles of private HRCA Trails are within two separate trail systems, the Wildcat Mountain Trail System and the Highlands Point Trail System. All HRCA Trails are open to pedestrians and bikes. Dogs are not allowed; except on the Rocky Gulch Trail. Horses are permitted; except for on the Rocky Gulch Trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset.

HRCA Trail FAQs

Why the Trails Are Private

Is any public access allowed in the Backcountry Wilderness Area of Highlands Ranch?

Yes, the public will be able to cross this land from McArthur Ranch Road to Santa Fe (Highway 85) on the Douglas County East-West Trail, when constructed. Presently Douglas County has constructed about 2 miles of the East-West Trail between MountainVista High School and Grigs Road. The public uses Planning Area H (a portion of the Rocky Heights Middle School and Rock Canyon High School campus). The public will perhaps someday use the 202 acre Wildcat Regional Park. The public benefits from the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation and the future drivers training track land that is located in the Backcountry Wilderness Area of Highlands Ranch. The HRCA also provides many free events and services for the Highlands Ranch area and neighboring communities without restriction.

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