Grindstone Lake Loop

EASY 16 reviews
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Grindstone Lake Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ruidoso, NM that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.8 miles 500 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Well maintained trail system located in Lincoln National Forest, less than five minutes outside of Ruidoso, NM The trail head is located in the upper parking lot to Grindstone Lake, and is very easy to find. The trail system generally loops around Grindstone Lake, and includes many miles of new trails that will open in late summer 2013. The seven mile loop begins at the parking lot trail head and follows a smooth, well maintained, single track trail around the lake. There are two excellent down hill sections, several fun switchbacks, and a very few difficult climbs


17 days ago

hiking


17 days ago

hiking

would do it again


24 days ago

7 miles.....3.5 hours! Fantastic hike! Able to keep a steady pace beginning to end! Will definitely do again!


1 month ago

Great


1 month ago

Very hot but it is July


3 months ago

trail running

Served for a good trail run with deer, elk and awesome views of Sierra Blanca and the lake/dam


3 months ago

mountain biking

Well maintained trail system, well marked , fun single track, some technical switchbacks, but very fun. Some rocky sections, but not long, wildlife too, deer, wild turkey were seen! Overall very fun riding !


4 months ago

hiking

Nice hiking trail very near the community of Ruidoso. Beautiful views of the lake.


7 months ago

Did the hike on Xmas and couldn't have asked for a better day. a little muddy


7 months ago


7 months ago

walking

Loved the scenic run did 7 miles


8 months ago

hiking

Nice easy trail but a bit boring. The lake is very low but from a fitness standpoint it's good.


10 months ago

a nice little hike near town.


1 year ago

Decent hike, but not much to look at.


1 year ago

hiking

The lake had work being done on it, looks as if it was drained. Very low. The hike wasn't bad, we came across 5-6 bikers and 3 hikers. Didn't like this one as much as other trails in this area.


2 years ago

Good for jogging and biking. Took me an hr with a dog and slower female hiker. Pretty populated with visitors.