Pine Tree Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews

Pine Tree Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.2 miles 1204 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Take water, there are no springs. Wear a hat and sunscreen.

1 day ago

Really enjoyed this hike. at times it felt like we were in a deep forest, which was awesome. Kids loved all the bouldering opportunities. It took us almost four hours to complete it and would definitely do this hike again. Amazing views.

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11 days ago

Wonderful hike yesterday, beautiful scenery, fantastic views. All of 4+ miles, mostly either up or down, over rocks, etc. IMO, not a moderate hike, some parts very difficult, precarious; lots of climbing over large rocks. STRENUOUS a better description, at least for a large part.

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24 days ago

Great trail! Very beautiful and lush in December. We hiked in the rain and it was still amazing. Elevation gain was moderate and not too bad. Highly recommended.

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28 days ago

Great trail! Very scenic, not too much of a climb.

28 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a very scenic trail. Very nice views of the Organ Mountains and the Tularosa Basin. I hiked that trail in the winter and in some places there was snow and Ice

2 months ago

What an amazing trail! Just be sure to bring 5$ cash for the paid parking. The dogs and I loved this trail. Tons of streams, lots of green, even in November! The trail is well shaded, there are a few areas I would consider above a moderate hike, just take your time and I promise you will enjoy it!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful wild flowers and breathtaking views of the mountains. Lots of variation in scenery and terrain; several streams, lots of interesting rock formations, and tons of blooming flowers forming a riot of color. Our dog loved it too! Favorite hike in the Las Cruces area. Can't recommend it highly enough.

5 months ago

I enjoyed the trail, plus there's quite a bit of shade.

6 months ago

One of my favorites in Las Cruces!

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6 months ago

I'm definitely out of shape! The views were incredible and so worth it!

6 months ago

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7 months ago

Loved this hike. Our four kids became a bit tired during the elevation climb, but we had fun and the views are spectacular.

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8 months ago

This is a real nice trail with stunning fews, I finished the loop in two hrs and would rate it in between light and moderate , just what I wanted to do that day. There is a $5 day pass fee and $7 for overnight per vehicle , The campground seems to be very nice too, Its 24ft max I believe and there are opening hrs , so read the sign on top.

9 months ago

Great loop!

9 months ago

Moderate hiking with beautiful views of the valley and the Organ Mountains. We did not see animals and flowers but the vegetation is green and varied. the streams should be beautiful after some rain.

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9 months ago

awesome views and well maintained.

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9 months ago

This trail is a hidden gem. I grew up in Alamogordo and saw the signs to turn off to this park and set of trails many times before I ever went in, during college. It turned out to be an easy trail with plenty of elevation change and great views. You may drive by and think it'll just be more rocks and brush, like the rest of the foothills of the Organ Mountains. It's not. There's greenery and wildflowers, and plenty of tree cover, once you get up a little higher. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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10 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views and diversity. Very nice campsite at summit near sign. Also agree with other reviews it's not a place I would bring young kids.

So close to town make it a must hike.