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La Luz Trail

Sandia Park, NM

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La Luz Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sandia Park, NM that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from May until November.

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Recent Reviews


1 day ago

hiking

Great trail. A little easy to lose the path initially because there are a few that intersect with it along the way however once you clear the foothills its fairly easy to navigate. Not much shade initially. Mildly strenuous but not too difficult. The crash site at the end is a humbling and sad memorial though it is worth seeing. This is a good trainer hike for tougher treks as it is not too long. Just be wary of the Elena Gallegos picnic area as my friend's vehicles were both burglarized while we hiked though mine was spared. Also this picnic area is the same starting point the Pino trail so make sure to allocate enough return time so you don't get locked in. Hours depend on the season.

on Pino Trail
2 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing!

on Domingo Baca Trail #230
2 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Pino Trail
3 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful!!!!

on Embudito Trail to South S...
8 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Embudito Trail to South S...
8 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Embudito Trail to South S...
10 days ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Around 2006, I drove to Embudo canyon late at night and slept in an arroyo because I was real depressed. The next morning I decided to walk up the trail to the top of the mountain. At the top, I got on this other trail I encountered, and it ended up going way southeast. By the time I got to the bottom, it was dark and I was in Tijeres. The only person I could reach to pick me up was my ex girlfriend. I didn't eat anything all day. She took me to Jack In The Box and I ate a ton of gross food. Ha.

on Michial M. Emery Bear Can...
14 days ago

17 Completed14 Reviews

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.

on Domingo Baca Trail #230
15 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very difficult but best hike I have ever done- very hard to find the right path and a gps tracker is great on this hike. Took 10 miles round trip and 7 am -2 pm. The final .5 mile to the wreck is very challenging, steep, and will require bushwacking but well worth it.

on Rinconada Canyon Trail
15 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

not very scenic, more like taking a walk

on Boca Negra Canyon trails
16 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Michial M. Emery Bear Can...
17 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

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.

on The Volcanoes Trail
19 days ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

The trail does have areas that are closed off, this is true, it is still pleasant and opens at 9 am, but you might be able to arrive earlier, wink.

on Michial M. Emery Bear Can...
19 days ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

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. :)

on Michial M. Emery Bear Can...
19 days ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

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. :)

on Pino Trail
23 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a great afternoon hike. The views were fantastic and the trail was easy to follow...

on Paseo del Bosque Trail
29 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice and flat

on Boca Negra Canyon Trail
30 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This trail is about viewing Petrogylphs, not so much about the hike experience. Great place to take visitors to ABQ.

on Rinconada Canyon Trail
30 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This trail is a scenic route around the Petrogylph Monuement. You will see little critters and many different wild flowers.

on Michial M. Emery Bear Can...
1 month ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Plenty of cyclists but all traffic was very friendly, some of the more primitive trails were a little less crowded. Nice views.