La Madera Road is a 9.1 mile out and back trail located near Sandia Park, NM and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
we had a blast. Love the scenery.
Beautiful scenery. There's also a ghost town off of this road marked by a port-a-potty. Makes for an easy short hike or a sandy trail run.
Not bad and is easy. The hike follows the road, so missing the trail is not going to happen since the road is the trail. Usually quiet except for the occasional rancher. Along the way there are good views of the Sandias and a couple of ruins sights. One is called Hagan, but I forgot the other spot. Ruins are on private land, so please be respectful and keep out and use binoculars. You can walk as much or little as you wish or drive but hiking is more fun.
If you want to feel as if you are the only person who exists in the world, this hike is for you. It is a lonely dirt jeep trail that takes you back in time. At the end of the 7 mile journey, you are rewarded with all that remains of a town long forgotten. This town was call Hagan. The last of the residents abandoned this area in the late 50's. If you are hiking it in the summer, bring plenty of water and sunscreen as there is little shade along the way but plenty of beautiful scenry.