Lobo Peak Via Yerba Canyon Trail

DIFÍCIL 40 reseñas

Lobo Peak Via Yerba Canyon Trail es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 8 millas con tráfico ligero localizado cerca de Valdez, Nuevo México. Tiene un bosque y es solamente recomendado para aventureros muy experimentados. El sendero se usa principalmente para hacer senderismo y correr y es mejor utilizado de junio hasta octubre. Los perros también pueden usar este sendero, pero deben estar atados con correa.

Distancia: 8.0 miles Desnivel: 3,900 feet Tipo de ruta: Ida y vuelta

perros con correa

senderismo

running

bosque

caído

rocoso

nieve

erosionado

senderismo
rocoso
2 months ago

senderismo
rocoso
3 months ago

Pretty views. Agree with other reviewers on difficulty. Good trail to go as far as you want and then turn back.

senderismo
5 months ago

This is a great trail for experienced hikers. the first 1.5 miles meanders along the stream, and is a great easy warmup through a lush canyon. After that, the grade starts increasing drastically, and the path gets narrow as you climb out of the canyon. It's not heavily trafficked, and the views from the top are well worth it.

senderismo
5 months ago

This hike is a leg burner, both ways! Total mileage along Yerba trail to Lobo Peak (one-way) was about 4.25 miles and about 3875 ft elevation gain. We started off around 8:30 and summited Lobo Peak around 11:30. No major breaks on the way up, just a few stops to catch our breath and water the dog. The first mile or two is a pleasant grade with the numerous river crossings. All were doable in trail shoes, no sandals necessary to keep your boots dry. Beautiful views at the summit and a great hike through dense forest on the way there. It took us approximately 1.75 hrs to get back to the car. Bug spray is not a necessity but if bugs really annoy you, you might want it. As soon as the wind stops blowing and or if you take too long of a stop at any of the creeks, they’re ready to swarm. Capping this hike off with a soak at the hot springs at Ojo Caliente would not be a disservice to your legs.

senderismo
6 months ago

From the road to Lobo Peak is 4.3 miles with 4,500 feet elevation gain total, as measured by my GPS. On the first 1.4 miles you will cross the creek 16 times and climb about 900 feet. That's the easy part of this trail. After that the trail climbs very steeply to the rim and then the peak. There are no views at all until you reach the rim and really the peak. Once at the peak you have 360 views all the way to Colorado and Wheeler Peak. This trail felt like a punishment, way harder than going up Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake which we did two days before.

senderismo
erosionado
nieve
7 months ago

senderismo
nieve
rocoso
7 months ago

Snowy about 3 miles in. Couldn’t make it to the top. About 5 river/creek crosses. Can avoid getting wet. Pretty

senderismo
erosionado
nieve
8 months ago

Spring conditions abound. I only made it up about a mile or so with my dog before deciding to turn around. This is a great trail when there is slightly less water flow, but because of the sheer number of stream crossings, you'll find yourself cautiously balancing on barely exposed rocks every few minutes. Mud wasn't really an issue, and the snow wasn't bad to the point where I turned around (though the slushiness can be fairly slippery). I would only recommend the (abbreviated) trail for brief, casual hikes at this time of year. I certainly wouldn't want hike it if my dog was on-leash, as it would make the crossings pretty treacherous.

senderismo
nieve
11 months ago

senderismo
Tue Oct 23 2018

The classification of this trail as “hard” is an understatement. My boyfriend, pup and I embarked on this trail October 20th, 2018. Both of us have a minimal amount of hiking experience, having hiked in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. We also consider ourselves to be fairly athletic, as we have sports backgrounds in football, soccer, swimming, weightlifting, and distance running. However, this trail proved to us that our love of pizza and beer probably has deteriorated our ability to survive in the wild, especially one with a steep incline. We parked at the bottom of Manzanita Canyon Trail #58 and then walked along the roadway to the trailhead for Yerba Canyon Trail #61. About 3/4 miles. Once we got to Yerba, I used the record feature on AllTrails app to keep track of our progress... First two miles were amazing: Beautiful scenery, gorgeous weather, nicely packed trail. We enjoyed the stream crossings. My dog even discovered her love of splashing in water, which is odd since she thinks so lowly of bath time. We stopped to take photos and enjoy the views. After that, the trail becomes steep. Very steep. The incline, in addition to the snow, made the trek extremely difficult. We had to take many breaks but we were determined to make it to the top. The dog was concerned. She had to walk back many times to my boyfriend who was dry heaving behind us. We continued to push. At about 4 miles in, tensions were high. The boyfriend was sick, and I thought we were lost. The dog, however, was having a great time. We thought we were close to the summit after 4 miles, so we continued to climb. At mile 5 (yeah, mile 5) the snow was thick. We slipped and slid as we continued to march. Boyfriend lost the ability to speak. I cried. When my GPS read 5.7 miles, we reached the top. We laid out our blanket sat to eat our packed lunch. The boyfriend was so sick he begrudgingly ate his sandwich while slumped over on all fours. We took maybe 3 pictures of the INSANELY beautiful views. I wish we had spent more time here, as it was truly worth the effort to get there. We took Manzanita on the way down. This trail had a significant amount of snow for the first 3 miles, however it was not as steep as Yerba. The hike up took us nearly 5 hours, so we did not spend as much time coming down. We had to refill water from the snow at the summit and in the streams so make sure to bring more water than you think you need. Overall, this trail was a challenge but so worth it. AllTrails app stated that during the hike up we burned 3700 calories, so we got two large pizzas at Pizanos and returned to our trailer at Luna Mystica to lick our wounds. The pup seemed to be the only one of us that enjoyed the whole thing. Didn’t realize my dog was such a rockstar. Brings lots of water and some calories for the trip. Poles are probably very helpful, however we picked up sticks along the way that worked great. Boots are a good idea because of the water crossings and rocky terrain (just make sure they don’t give the back of your heels half-dollar-sized blisters). Go into it with a good attitude and prepare to be challenged. We both look back and are happy we did it, even though there was a moment when we both thought we were going to die on that mountain. “What doesn’t kill you gives you the opportunity to eat a lot of pizza without guilt.” -me

Sat Oct 13 2018

No joke. Views are awesome!

corriendo
Mon Sep 24 2018

Great trail. The last bit before you arrive at the summit ridge isn’t easy, but the views from the peak are great.

corriendo
Mon Aug 06 2018

Great trail to work on running with extreme incline.

Tue Jul 17 2018

Just did the hike up Yerba Canyon Trail (Forest Trail#61) with my sons yesterday after camping out overnight at a nearby roadside campsite. After reaching Lobo Peak, we opted to come down using Manzanita Canyon Trail (Forest Trail #58). The distance on the road between these trailheads is just less than a mile which made it as a great loop. Going up on Yerba was spectacular! We are accomplished hikers, but I must agree that doing this trail is not for the faint hearted. We went up on it on July 16, and the first part of the trail was lined with lush, eye-popping green foliage and flowers. We criss-crossed the stream like almost 20 times, which added more adventure to doing the trail. For us, the additional challenge was the rain combined with hail for about 1.5 miles before we reached the peak. Wearing our ponchos really helped. The view from the peak was -well- breathtaking!! According to the GPS on my Garmin watch, the distance from the trailhead to the peak was 4.75 miles. I was very glad that we made the decision to use the Manzanita Trail for the descent. It is longer but not as steep as Yerba. Even so, it was taxing on our legs doing a lot of braking as we went down. Trekking poles are highly recommended to help with braking and balance. The beauty of Manzanita was similar to Yerba with all of the stunning foliage although stream crisscrossing was not as numerous. In all, the total distance in doing this loop was 10.7 miles, using my GPS, whether it was accurate or not. Advice to those interested: I understand that rains are frequent (and unexpectedly) during this time of the year, so be sure to have a poncho handy in case you need to use it. And I really mean it by using trekking poles. And to visitors from lower-elevation regions: Be sure to take some time to get acclimatized to higher elevations.

Mon May 28 2018

This is a grueling hike that's way worth it. Views from the top are spectacular. We did Manzanita trail to Lobo Peak. took us just under 7 hours.

senderismo
Sun Feb 04 2018

So this ski season is non existent but that means most of the trails we love during the summer are still accessible(-ish). This trail beats you up. It is the first trailhead as you head up to TSV. Pullouts for parking are adequate. As of this writing (Feb. 4 2018) the first 1.5 miles are well packed and great. With the warm weather I would be cautious of the multiple stream crossings as the trail zig-zags across until you hit the major ascent at about 2 miles. They are currently firm and frozen but on my descent later in the afternoon they made some not so reassuring noises as my dog and I crossed. At about 2 miles in I was making my own tracks (well following my dogs) but the trail was fairly obvious and if you pay attention you shouldn’t lose it. At 2 miles(-ish) in the climb really starts. Given that it is Super Bowl Sunday I had to turn around at 2.5 miles in (not gonna miss kickoff), so I can’t comment beyond that. Hope the update helps in case anyone wants a great workout during this soul crushing ski season. Please note the distances are approximate but relatively accurate. Also, I would discourage anyone who is not acclimated to this altitude and in good shape from attempting this hike beyond 1.5 miles in.

Thu Dec 21 2017

You gon’ rip the door handle off when you git there so excited to climb this one. Starts off real mild but halfway up you gon’ get the good stuff. Zigzag steeps mountain bears, jerk rabbits, gorillas n dragons all that. Get your leather man out, feel me? I’ll see you at the top butterbutt. Everything but her butt.

senderismo
Mon Oct 30 2017

Lobo Peak means business! My husband, dog, and I hiked to Lobo Peak today, Sunday 10/29. We started around 7:50 am, parking in the pullout along 150. The trails are steep the entire way. On the way up, we took the Manzanita Canyon trail. It is between the Yerba Canyon and Italianos trails. We then took Yerba Canyon on the way down. I'm including info on both here since Manzanita Canyon is not listed on AllTrails. It took us 3:14 to reach the peak via Manzanita Canyon. It was 4.45 miles long. We took 2:30 to come down the Yerba Canyon trail, which was 4.3 miles from the peak to the trailhead. We then had to hike an additional ~3/4 mile along the road to complete the loop. Right about 6 hours for the full loop. We are both fairly competent hikers. Yerba Canyon is much steeper than Manzanita, particularly near the peak. It was very difficult to descend. If I were doing it again, I would not come down Yerba. Also, Yerba is more difficult to follow. Watch for yellow ribbons in the trees in some confusing spots. The Manzanita trail is much more obvious, plus not quite as steep. ~10 stream crossings via Manzanita and ~18 via Yerba. All crossings were fairly easy this time of year, though did have enough water for our dog to drink. Neither trail has very good views for most of the way, as there is heavy tree cover. However, the views from the summit of Lobo Peak are spectacular in all directions. No snow yet. We did not see anyone on Manzanita and saw only 3 people on Yerba. Doing a loop was nice for variety, but the road does not have a very wide shoulder to walk along.

senderismo
Fri Sep 22 2017

Adventurous hike! We went up in mid September on a perfect sunny day. It took us about 4 hours to get to the top and we only met a few locals during the first 1,5 miles out for morning walks. After crossing the creek 18 times (dry feet in September!), the trail narrows considerably and climbs up very steeply for most of the rest of the way. There are some washed out areas and fallen trees. Hiking poles are highly recommended for both the up and downward hike. Be prepared to slide on loose gravel on your way down and plan extra time for the return trip. Loved the ruggedness, loneliness and splendour of the hike and amazing view on top though! Well worth the hard effort.

senderismo
Sun Jul 16 2017

My wife & I did the trail on Wednesday. 4 hours up, weather was perfect, and didn't see another person the whole hike. Tougher than we expected, but the payoff was outstanding. The creek is now low enough you can cross it dry, 18 times each way if my count is right.

Mon May 29 2017

Great hike along water the whole time. Water was high- lots of water crossings- be prepared to get feet wet. Hiked 2 miles up for a good view - but didn't make it to the snowy top.

senderismo
Sat Nov 26 2016

I love the trails in this area. The weather was perfect, in early October. This trail was very steep in places and difficult. Pace yourself, and leave early. Not many people take this trail I only saw four others all day. The Aspens were yellow and shimmering. The views are spectacular! However, this trail was actually more difficult, overall, than the Wheeler Peak trail in my opinion. It's taxing to do in one day, unless you are in top physical condition.

mochilear
Sat Jul 30 2016

Used this trail to backpack up to summit over four days. Great trail with two great camping locations at 2 and 5 miles out from the trail head. Attempting summit can be a bit tricky and requires a lot of pace if you want to attempt the entire trail in one day.

Tue Jun 21 2016

great hike and close to town!

senderismo
3 months ago

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