Best Trails near Placitas, New Mexico

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on Agua Sarca Trail
10 days ago

hiking

Great trail...when it says hard, it was hard..for me anyway. My Labrador was also very winded. Be careful coming down, the incline is somewhat deceiving and when coming down it was pretty slippery. The views were amazing, take a camera.

on Sandia Cave Trail
1 month ago

Good small hike with nice views , good to do with a family

on Penasco Blanco Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Terrible! Absolutely impossible to follow especially in its northernmost overgrown section, even, in my opinion, for an experienced hiker. I got lost in the bushes, my legs look like a battlefield from getting soo scraped up, and I ended up having to back track at the end of the trail and go a different rout. Added 3 extra hours to my hike. I would not recommend this trail for anyone.

on Stripmine Trail
1 month ago

For a beginner that considers herself out of shape, I'd say this is more on the moderate side. A little rocky in the beginning and a lot of up and down hills. Some parts of the trail are a bit narrow. Not a lot of shade, but I was expecting that. Certain parts of the trail were closed too. Great views and a great workout though!

on Sandia Cave Trail
2 months ago

hiking

Short easy hike, the cave was awesome but super dusty..bring a headlamp and a particle mask if you're going in!

on 10K Trail
2 months ago

hiking

A nice long hike (loop) by adding part of the Osha Loop and all of Penasco Blanco which connects with the North Crest Trail until it intersects with the 10K trail again and then back to the trailhead parking lot off NM 536 which is paved and goes to the top of the Sandia's at ends at the Crest House.

on Sandia Cave Trail
2 months ago

Very well marked and easy to access. The last mile of the dirt road is a little bumpy. You just need to go slow, it's not to rocky. Nice easy hike up to the cave. You can get in the cave just unhook the latch at the top of the stairs. We then hiked a little further up a small trail behind the parking lot to give our dogs more exercise. It was a little more challenging but not to difficult. The views were amazing. Great hike for the whole family.

on Osha Spring Trail
3 months ago

hiking

on Stripmine Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Trail was great and beautiful! Gets pretty rocky underfoot though, pretty sore by the end. The color changes and the views were 100% worth it!

on Sandia Cave Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Nice easy trail for a quick hike. The cave entrance is now blocked off with a gate but it is still a decent walk.

on Sandia Cave Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Nice easy trail.

on Piedra Lisa Trail #135
3 months ago

hiking

Trailhead is off a dirt road which was pretty fun to get to. Trail is marked and is pretty steep in places. The views are great and has a variety of vegetation along the way. We did feel the heat of the day make sure you take plenty of water and sunscreen. I would make this trek again for sure!

on Crest Trail
4 months ago

hiking

on Piedra Lisa Trail #135
4 months ago

hiking

Great exercise! My sister and I completed this hike last weekend. Very rocky and steep in some areas but overall a decent trail. We only ran into 4 people so it was very peaceful. Had a lot of fun and felt very accomplished afterward!

on Stripmine Trail
5 months ago

hiking

Loved the trail and historical mining sites.

on Sandia Cave Trail
5 months ago

hiking

on Piedra Lisa Trail #135
5 months ago

hiking

Nice trail with excellent views

on Stripmine Trail
6 months ago

Trail was way too muddy this time of the year. Pretty views but hard to walk.

on North Crest Trail
10 months ago

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