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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
Plenty of cyclists but all traffic was very friendly, some of the more primitive trails were a little less crowded. Nice views.
Awesome trail, enjoyed the scenary and the challenge
Nice. Pretty. Lots of traffic but they are usually very nice. Trails can be narrow.
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.
Nice after work loop. Lots of side trails to make shorter or longer.
Nice walk at the end of a day. Great to bring your dog and let them run up some hills.
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.
Was a great run!!
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.
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.
This is an awesome trail for running, its little challenging only if you try to jog, providing perfect cardiac workout. There are a lot of cyclists, which can be annoying at times. Coming back to parking lot is fun and super easy as the slight slope downwards make you feel like a bird! Parking is free, so one can go there almost everyday!