Bar Canyon Loop Trail

EASY 70 reviews

Bar Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 659 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

waterfall

wildlife

Hike through a narrowing canyon to a natural water fall. Begin the hike at the trailhead. Stay to the right, follow the trail counter-clockwise. At 1.5 miles there is a junction where the trail divides. You can follow the loop to the left, or continue straight ahead to the old rock house and the waterfall. At 1.63 miles you reach the old rock house. Continue down this trail to the waterfall. The trail will head to the right, up a small hill, then left into a narrow dead-end canyon. The waterfall is all the way back. To finish the loop, return the the junction where the trail divided. Turn right, and follow the trail back to the trailhead.

hiking
5 days ago

7 days ago

13 days ago

Beautiful
Easy

hiking
26 days ago

Nice hike with a waterfall halfway through. Love this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Las Cruces area!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and easy trail. If you have younger kids the north trail is a great starter trail, more of a nature walk. For those seeking to challenge they're kids or to get a nice little workout, do the entire loop and head south(right) at the fork. I have brought my kids several times over since they were 7, they are now 11. It's a fun trail that'll let everyone have some fun. Tip: Try and go a day after a good rain or snow if the only reason you're going is for the waterfall!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Beautiful views. My 2.5 year old had a blast and walked most of it

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

It was a beautiful trail. although it was quite hot, It was still pretty. The water fall is gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite trail in the Las Cruces area yet! Will definitely return!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike. Beautiful canyon, great views and nice little waterfall. Have hiked that canyon several times.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This gets 3 stars for the time of year we did the hike (90 degree summer weather). In the fall or winter this would be 4 stars. There is no shade on the hike up to the waterfall, and while it's rated as "easy," with the heat and the steady upward climb I'd say it's approaching moderate. It ends at a beautiful "grotto" with a nice water fall and plenty of shade. Beautiful view on the way down. It's nowhere near as beautiful as the nearby Pine Trail Loop, but definitely worth doing.

Amazed I haven't heard more about this spot! Perfect hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this late August with dog. Was a nice and easy hike with some great scenery that makes nice for photography. Little bit of running water at the falls. Definitely do again!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

one of my favorite trails. easy to get to and usually not crowded.