Tree Spring Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Tree Spring Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandia Park, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 978 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding



wild flowers


10 days ago

Very nice trail for a quick workout and great views! I used to hike this trail every afternoon in the summer after work to get into shape. Round trip (about 3.9 miles) can be easily done in 2 hours, however, once you get to the crest overlook you will want to spend some time taking in the view. Note: use caution on this trail after the first snowfall. The mix of snow/ice/mud can be deceiving and is easy to slip on ice if you are not careful. Make sure you bring along some good walking poles. It can also be very windy and cold at the top of the crest so bring appropriate clothing. I am always amazed, especially in the late fall and early winter, how many people will hike up this trail in tennis shoes and light clothing and not carry any additional gear, water, food, etc. I always take my ruck with enough gear and supplies to spend the night, if necessary, matter how nice the weather may be.

This trail is also a good starting point to get to the Crest Trail and the 10K trail. One of my most memorable trips was to hike up Tree Spring trail to the Crest Trail and then head south all the way to South Peak and exit at the southern end of the Crest Trail at Canyon Estates trail head. This was a very long trip (over 12 miles if I remember correctly), however, I had the whole day to do it and thoroughly enjoyed it! The hike through the aspen groves and short hike up South Sandia Peak was the highlight of the trip. This is a one-way trip so you either have to make arrangements to park a car at Canyon Estates trail head parking lot or have someone pick up up.

1 month ago

The scenery on this trail is nice but the train itself is very very rocky. I've hiked extensively in the mountains and this is one of the worst trails. When you reach the top you're awarded with incredible views but there are better trails.

1 month ago

this trail is very easy. there is an incline, but go slow and enjoy the beauty surrounding you. some parts of the trail are rocky, and narrow, but was really easy to navigate with two hyper dogs and two adults. It's an in and out trail; we hiked only 2 miles of the almost 4.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail. Lots of wildflowers and vistas. Go early in the morning or you'll find yourself looking for parking elsewhere.

3 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails. I like to do this trail to decompress, and can start in morning or afternoon, complete in 2 a 3 hours and back in town. The pay off is the beautiful view at the top. I like to pack snacks to eat at the overlook and head back down. Wonderful, with lots of shade and wildflowers.

5 months ago

Beautiful views at the top, and a great trail

1 year ago

Very good

2 years ago

Fairly easy trail up to a gorgeous view!