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

Where are the HRCA Trails?

There are two separate trail systems with a total of 11.2 miles of trails for HRCA Residents and their accompanied guests. 

The Wildcat Mountain Trail System is located east of Monarch Blvd, and opened in 2006. 

  • Approximately 5.5 miles long and consists of two loops and one out and back trail. (Trail names: Wildcat Mountain Trail, Ponderosa Loop, Waterin’ Hole Loop)
  • Access to the trails is from the parking lot on Monarch; approximately 2 miles south of McArthur Ranch Road and Monarch Blvd.
  • Parking is also available at Rocky Heights Middle School (McArthur Ranch Rd. and Monarch/Quebec). The Douglas County East/West Trail begins at Rocky Heights Middle
    School and goes south to connect to the Wildcat Mountain Trails.

The Highlands Point Trail System is located west of Grigs Road and southeast of Mountain Vista H.S. The Rocky Gulch Trail opened in 2006, followed by 6.7 additional miles in 2009, and 3.3 more miles in 2014.

  • Approximately 10 miles long and consists of a loop system in conjunction with the Douglas County East/West Trail.
  • Access to the trails is from Mountain Vista H.S. or the Douglas County Trailhead Parking on Grigs Road (11700 Grigs Road). The Metro District’s ‘West Fork of the Big Dry Trail also connects. Access is also through the D.C. East/West Trail  which connects from the Bluffs Regional Park (Lincoln and Yosemite) to Wildcat Mountain Trail System to the Grigs Road Parking/Trailhead to Mountain Vista to the Metro Districts trails just south of Wildcat Reserve Parkway between Broadway and HR Parkway; or access from the D.C. East/West Trail from the west; originating at Shea Stadium..

Why the Trails Are Private

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