This forested, 308-acre property rises from the western side of Nelson Ranch and serves as a connection between open space and the Pike National Forest. Douglas firs, scattered Ponderosa pines and Gambel oaks blanket the steep hillsides. The Ringtail trail connection runs from the Nelson Ranch, through Pike Hill, to the Pike National Forest.
Year acquired: 200
Land Category: Douglas County Open Space
Conservation: Fee simple purchase by Douglas County Open Space
Cost: $920,000 by Douglas County
Location: North of State Highway 67 at the forest boundary, and west of the Nelson Ranch Open Space. Access is Sharptail Trail, with the trailhead 3.7 miles south of Titan Road on Roxborough Park Road, and then greater than 8 trail miles in. The 7.2-mile Ringtail Trail runs through Pike Hill before connecting to the Indian Creek Trail. Another access connects the property and its trail from the Indian Creek Trailhead and trail in the Pike National Forest, approximately 4-5 miles in.