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Beautiful hike. Lots of trail junctions so I was glad to have the GPS map!

walking
6 days ago

More walk than trail. With time to kill, we walked up from the plaza. I was not wearing hiking clothes (dress and sandals) and easily managed the walk. The view from the top, looking over the city, is amazing. We were there in the fall so the colors changing was a bonus. The easier walk is from the parking lot but you miss the "historic markers". Great little piece of history.

So many different trails to choose from. Very close to town but feels very remote. Amazing 360 views from the top. Loved it. Not too hard either

Easy trail and the signage is good but at the end it is confusing about how to get back to the parking lot. I would do it again and it was beautiful with all the colors changing

Well marked and good trail! Definitely would recommend to everyone. Also, amazing views.

Great trail!!!

hiking
27 days ago

Well marked trails with lots of options. Not too crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Wasn’t able to hike because there is no parking! Go early or else you won’t get any parking.

Great little trail. You don’t have to work hard to get beautiful views of the surrounding area. A variety of cactus. Not a ton of shade but if you go early enough it shouldn’t be an issue.

Easy hike that’s no problem for those with young kids. Very well marked trail. Nice views across the valley and plenty of shade along the way. Took us about two hours with numerous stops.

We loved the trails and the beauty of the area. Most disappointing is the number of dog owners breaking the rules. Too many dogs were off leash, and owners did not pick after their dogs. One unleashed dog growled at us on the trail while his owner had no response to call him back or deter the dog from aggressive displays.

I have done this hike numerous times and it’s a nice, easy hike. It has nice views. Parking can be a pain at the trailhead but you can park in the St John’s lot and walk up to the trailhead. It would be a great hike if you’re visiting and not used to the Santa Fe elevation. It is also right in town so easily accessible.

Not a hike, you can pretty much drive right up but this is THE BEST place to watch the sunset. And it’s so easy to do!

Great short little walk with some amazing views of Santa Fe! Definitely the most scenic of the Dale Ball Trails.

Great every day trail. Convenient to town and nice relatively short loops compared to the higher trails. Lovely views at various points.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short hike, you get good views of the surrounding countryside and the trail’s clear and easy to follow. I went after it rained and it smelled so fresh and good.

Pretty easy hike with some good mountain views. The trail is very well mapped out. Would go again!

on Dorothy Stewart Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike

Great trail with multiple options, really a network of trails. Altitude gains of 500 to 600 feet. Connects to the Little Tesque trail. Easily accessible from Santa Fe. Trails well marked with junction markers and on trail maps. We loved it. Lot’s great views.

This is a memorial to the history of Santa Fe. The "climb" is a switchback ramp with small plaques commemorating moments in the 350+ year history of the city. Behind the memorial to martyred monks is the site of Fort Marcy.

This hike is a good way to start acclimating to the altitude if you're a flatlander.

I'll take Jerry's advise and go up there again in the evening to see the sunset. The panorama is wonderful and the colors are night should be fantastic.

hiking
5 months ago

On a whim, went on a portion of this hike on the way out of Santa Fe and was glad we did. The landscape is scrub brushy and there’s not a ton of remarkable plant life. However, I enjoyed the views of Santa Fe housing from above. A good antidote to all the shopping and overstimulation of Santa Fe.

Something I really enjoyed was the regular trail signage. Lots of options to shortcut home should you be running low on water or energy.

We hiked the loop as shown but extended at the top as well as across the road at the bottom to add about 4+ additional miles. Shade was intermittent as we started at 11am and the sun was straight overhead. Bring lots of water. There is one overlook that had a great view of the mountains along with a sign board to identify the peaks. Would do again if in the area.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great trail, however a little too rocky for my liking. (mountain biking)

This trail was an nice easy hike for the morning- very well marked and good shade. We got here a little after 7 and there were about 4 cars in the lot, left about 9 and lot was nearly full. Nice views and variety of plants. May 27 2018

Very nice trail with a good incline. Well maintained and easy to follow. Pretty views.

A beautiful mosey! Very easy hiking and beautiful flora during the warmer months. We were surprised there were no mosquitoes. If you are going counter-clockwise from the TH, it can be confusing getting back to the TH/parking on the last 1/4 mile or so. The trail gets scattered into lots of social trails. It looks like lately, they have put a better effort into marking the trail better, but it still could use some help. Great for kids!

hiking
6 months ago

Pleasant lollipop trail through the foothills of Santa Fe. Well marked offering great views of the Sangre de Cristo range and Santa Fe. Great for kiddos!

hiking
6 months ago

Justhikedthis trail with my buddy from Dallas. I flew in from Austin yesterday. We hiked trails 29,30,31 and 32 for a total of 3.2 miles. It was a great day and the trail was well maintained.

Close to Santa Fe, easy to find, plenty of parking. Lots of options and distances with very nice views.

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