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hiking
1 month ago

The trail is well maintained and easy to find with the app. The length is short but it’s an uphill climb almost the whole hike. There are three major viewpoints along the trail that offer some nice views of the city. A worthy hike if you’re in the city as it’s located downtown.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views at the top. We come from low elevation so we took our time with the climb. Worth it though.

Trail starts with the Dale Ball trail head.

Awesome hike. We took the harder way up and the easier way down. Bring lots of water!

on Picacho Peak Trail

hiking
1 month ago

This trail offers many options for an out and back day hike as part of the Dale Ball trail system. It IS a climb to the top of Picacho Peak and along the way the views are endless. Take every oportunity to stop, sun bathe, meditate, think, or just allow those spaces between thoughts to be just the sounds of a crackling trail beneath your feet - and breathe...Santa Fe, it's no wonder why so many people love it here.

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail for seeing an overlook of Santa Fe, what has to be at least 50-100 miles west, and some of the santa fe mountains to the north/north-east. It is a continuous climb up, but very manageable if you are in decent shape. Bring at least a half gallon of water per person if you go on a day at least 60 degrees or warmer. You are mostly in the sun the entire time too, so wear sunscreen. It took us a total of 2.5 hours up and down, with a 15-20 min break at the top. You will not be disappointed.

Nice hike. A bit of a challenge for us at 65 years old but not undoable by any means. Hiking sticks help for those with worn out knees. Altitude made it a bit hard for us since we are from Michigan.

Great trail

Really enjoyed this hike. Switchbacks along the Western face provide great views all of the way up and down. Note that AllTrails will lead you astray on trailhead parking. Parking is left on Cerro Gordo Road. This is the left just before Canyon Rd becomes dirt.

Great trail with easy access! Can be pretty crowded on the weekends, of course. We made a loop of it and, from Atalaya, continued over to Picacho. There are some sections of the trail going up that are pretty steep, but the views and fresh air are worth the climb. The Dale Ball trail system is well marked once you drop north of Atalaya and makes looping back to the TH a breeze.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun out and back hike. We took the high road from the TH and came back down the creek bed. The higher trail has a few sections where there is a steep drop off; just be aware and you'll be fine.

hiking
3 months ago

We walked the loop today in high wind conditions. Did not meet anyone and the weather was good. Easy trail. Not a lot to see but it was still enjoyable. Nice little 2+ mile loop.

on Chamisa Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views on the high side of the loop. Other side is essentially beneath it where there’s a creek bed.

walking
3 months ago

Great trail through town. Easy to find.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed family time on this trail!

Nice hike. Took the “more difficult” trail in and the “easy” path out. Would recommend this route the views from the easy path are great! Quick hike!

Awesome trail.

Really enjoyed this hike. My youngest who is 7 with my middle child 11 and oldest being 13 had no problem getting after it. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Would recommend anyone to this trail.

Super fun trail! Great view of the city lights over Santa Fe at the top. Would recommend going either at sunset or sunrise. Just make sure you have flashlights and know how to get back down if going at sunset... unlike us.

Nice, easy up and down trail. Much of the trail is shaded. It’s well marked and offers a variety of options and distances. Every once in a while, you get a break in the trees and the views are great. Parking lot has a lot of spaces and was not totally full on a Saturday afternoon. Dog friendly as long as you keep them on a leash. I recommend for all ages and abilities.

4 months ago

Beautiful views!

If you don’t have the time to start at St. John’s, and good hike and workout. Parking can be an issue here.

Great 180 degree views south/southwest from the top. Santa fe, Sandias, Jemez range and Mount Taylor. Hike it few times a month for exercise because its short but steep. About 90 minutes round trip and people still pass me frequently. Lot of runners. Arrive early in peak season to get a parking spot. Best at first light.

on Black Canyon Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Good short trail out of town. I wore my 5-months old baby and I hiked with my over 70yo dad. Easy hike. It can be snowy at winter.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views. We started the trail around 4pm and stayed to see the sun setting on the way down.

6 months ago

a nice hike. not too difficult. some inclines and nice view of ski santafe and Mount Baldy from the top.

Fantastic hike with great views of Santa Fe! this is a must-do hike when in Santa Fe. Well marked trails ensure you won't get lost and there are many interconnecting trails. well maintained trails and this hike will give you a good workout.

walking
6 months ago

Great short hike that is easy to get to.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a busy trail for mountain bikers with minimal elevation change, so essentially you’re on a walk with mountain bikers who either aren’t willing or able to control their bikes and definitely didn’t yield to hikers, despite trail requirements. There is also a plague warning on this trail, so not great for pets either.

hiking
7 months ago

Ben Lind's review is very helpful - especially the parking lot coordinates. Periodic maps and clear signage make the trail easy to follow. It's a good workout through one lovely setting after another. From the top, the views to the east are especially beautiful.

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