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10 days ago

Good hike, really exposed, nice views higher up.

hiking
1 month ago

It's not at all about the trail for me! The cave was awesome! There were good views and some good photos were taken, but the cave was great, we went back pretty far, plan to go back better prepared.. maybe with a canary! ;)

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was a beautiful trail. I dont think I actually made the whole trail so I may have to hike this one again in the spring just to make sure. All in all this was a great hike with beautiful views!

Going down was easy with a few moderate and steep declines. It was definitely fast so be careful. I had my dog and had to climb down first then have him jump into my arms. Just as a heads up.

Good trail to walk

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

on Sandia Cave Trail

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Started out on the North Crest and ventured back via Agua Sarca for a pretty challenging 13 mile day hike. Stunning views. Best trail in late spring and early autumn.

Being plenty of water. Wear shoes/boots with good, thick tread as there are many spots with sketchy stability and the trail is considerably rocky in many areas. The finished portions of the trail are often filled with baseball sized stones. After a few hours these will kill your feet in regular shoes.

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3 months ago

Really nice challenging trail.

on Agua Sarca Trail

3 months ago

Very hard trial, we lost the trail at a point and picked up the end of the second trail (tunnel), going around the ridge; making it a 12 mile hike. Beautiful view and challenging hike

3 months ago

3 months ago

Agree with Brianna about difficulty in determining whether I am reviewing the correct trail as there is a network of trails in this area, but...

Trial is easy access from main road to Placitas. Winds through mid size piñon/juniper with elevation gain. Relatively easy hike and perfect for a family walk at the end of the day. Would be tough mid- day on hot days. Otherwise a wonderful walk.