North Slaughter Canyon Trail is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlsbad, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from March until October.
Good hike for checking out the desert. Trail has a lot of cat claw brushes and yucca so no shorts! I wouldn't recommend hiking in the summer. It would be too hot. Also not a hike for small kids. We came here as an alternate hike because Rattlesnake Canyon was closed. Very gradual incline in and out of the dry stream bed until you come to the point where it meets Guadalupe Ridge Trail. Then it goes up some steep switch backs. We went in apx 4 miles then turned around as the trail just keeps going. High canyon walls and no one around! Beautiful rugged desert!