Osha Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Osha Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 456 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Beautiful trail through a fir forest with nice views of white sands from the western rim.

4 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

1 month ago

Great views and definitely good for the family!

1 month ago

We did it in winter, close to Christmas
3/4 of loop had ice, you will need a walking stick.
Nice trail, it will benefit from more signs.

3 months ago

3 months ago

It is a very nice trail for the hole family. Many spots for making photos or to take a break. Great with dogs and kids. There are no pokestops on trail, but many pokemons.

3 months ago

3 months ago

easy trail for the whole family. the kids had a great open area to play about 1.5 miles in.

3 months ago

great views. multicolor trees.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

7 months ago

beautiful views for a short trail

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Osha Trail is really meant to be a place for the whole family. It is easy and beautiful. It is very simple to reach. On US 82 highway, just before you arrive to the town of Cloudcroft NM, you will see the parking lot sign. The trail is marked as 2.1 miles long and the altitude gain is around 300 ft. You start climbing at the entrance of the trail until you reach an intersection. Not matter if you go right or left, just follow the signs and you will return to the same place later. Just be aware that part of the trail is shared with the one that goes to the Pines Campground. The reward is the lush forest of fir, aspen, pine and maple that you will encounter. The trail was named after the osha plant, an ancient medicinal herb (Chuchupaztle in Spanish). Being so close to town makes this trail very crowded. Some rain and a light thunder storm was part of the adventure at the end of the walk.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

This was a fun trail! A really pretty meadow at one point. My dog loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

We did this without even knowing, because it's connected to another trail. Rocky but fun.