Michial M. Emery Bear Canyon Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Michial M. Emery Bear Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 387 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
12 days ago

This is a very nice hike to take if you need something fast... there are a lot of bike traffic though... but everyone was respectful. The views are beautiful! I went with my kids and dogs, and everyone had a great time!

18 days ago

18 days ago

Great trail, great length but too many bicycles

hiking
2 months ago

We went for a hike and it was easy. The only negative thing was the mountain bikers everywhere and they act as if they rule. Some give warnings when coming up behind you and others don't. Also even with a warning they don't adjust their speed. I would rather hike else where but if you want an easy hike, this is it. Not much shade coverage.

hiking
2 months ago

A scenic trail with great views of ABQ and the Sandis. Majority of people where mountain biking, so it is important to check behind you as you hike- but most were thankful when we would step off the trail for them to pass. There are 2 inner paths you can take to shorten the walk if need be, so you can really hike your own hike.

4 months ago

Great trail for morning exercise. Not too challenging or particularly scenic. Many people biking, walking, and running in the morning. Good system of trails in this area to adjust length of you are working up to a more difficult home in the Sandias.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views of Albuquerque and Sandia Mts. Take lots of water and wear a hat, there is no shade and even though marked easy it could prove dangerous without these, especially if hiking in the afternoon during the summer.

hiking
5 months ago

It was very nice, there are a lot of mountain bike riders coming through and the route to stay on is 305, which goes out and back. If you want to make a loop you can take 305 to 365 and once the bike riders pass by you may be fortunate enough to catch a snake slithering by. :)

5 months ago

Plenty of cyclists but all traffic was very friendly, some of the more primitive trails were a little less crowded. Nice views.

6 months ago

Awesome trail, enjoyed the scenary and the challenge

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice. Pretty. Lots of traffic but they are usually very nice. Trails can be narrow.

8 months ago

This is a beautiful trail, with lots of side trails to explore. I ran it, and had a blast. Great veiws, and the few people I came across were super kind. I have no complaints.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice after work loop. Lots of side trails to make shorter or longer.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice walk at the end of a day. Great to bring your dog and let them run up some hills.

11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great place to take the dogs for run. Easy to get to, great parking lot at the trailhead. The trail was a little more difficult to follow with snow on the ground, a few more signs would be helpful, but we found our way easily with google maps on my phone.

1 year ago

Was a great run!!

hiking
1 year ago

This trail is great for mountain biking or beginners. The trail is wide and relatively flat with only slight elevation increases in the first 2miles. At the end of this trail you can hike up some pretty steep, unmarked, primitive trails which reveal wonderful views.

hiking
2 years ago

The trail is pretty flat and wide for the most part. I went with a toddler and 2 dogs. The dogs had shade once in a while by some pretty large bushes, but the trail is mostly in the sun. There are a couple dog poop bag stations before getting on the trail which is convenient. For people hiking with kids, the trail is mostly lined with cactus and yucca plants. I also noticed my ankles were covered in stickers when I got back to the car... thank goodness for my hiking socks! I saw a girl running in knee high socks which is probably a good choice. Overall it was a beautiful, well maintained trail... just be aware of how close cactus etc. are to the trail.