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Fantastic trail!!

3 days ago

Trail follows through the woods for the most part, but there are a couple of places with a view. On 10/14, fall colors were just starting on some trees while a lot of the aspens had already dropped most of the leaves. Good for a quick, easy hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Enjoyable hike with pretty views. Trail is well-marked. It is uphill for the first half, but not too steep or difficult. We finished in about 3 hours going at a leisurely place and stopping for lots of pics.

Just challenging enough, the views were awesome.
Lots of lose rocks that will roll out from under your feet. There was quite the elevation change in a short time, kept my breathing and heart rate up.

Awesome views and trail. Bring your water did this early and enjoyed the sunrise. Bit of a challenge but trail in good condition.

hiking
7 days ago

One of the most beautiful trails in Aguirre Springs. Although it was a rainy day, we enjoyed a lot the astonishing vistas of the pine tree forest and the rock formations, a wonderful landscape!

An absolutely wonderful site, with so many petroglyphs that it would be impossible to see them all in a single visit. The extended trail up the mesa is definitely worth hiking, as you will still encounter a few more examples of prehistoric rock art, and it's beautiful from that vantage point. The ranger lives on site and was very helpful and enthusiastic about the place. I've visited many areas where petroglyphs were found, and this was surprisingly one of the best.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful stroll through the Lincoln national Forest, fall colors just starting to come out here at the beginning of October. Some nice views of White Sands in the distance and generally accessible for those looking for a less strenuous hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike. 2 1/2 hours stopping for lots of pictures. Take breaks! went early saw the sunrise on the drive to and that alone worth it. Not a soul around, nice. Wear hike boots.

This was our first hike as a family and we loved it! Beautiful scenery and not too hard, though I'd definitely recommend wearing good shoes. The waterfalls and Stone ruin are so worth it! We saw a variety of birds and have seen Mule Deer every time so far. Well traveled trail, but very Rocky in places.

Tip: if you're going after the waterfall and Stone house, follow the trail to the LEFT until AFTER the bench...we went RIGHT at the first fork and ended up going the LONG way around haha

why pay $5 for dripping springs when you can come right next door to soledad canyon for free?! it has better views and a better waterfall as well. I highly recommend this trail.

This is our FAVORITE trail so far, our dogs now know it by heart and get so excited when we get close to the trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Poles and gloves recommended.

stared out about 8, temps got to about 90, and little to no shade on the way down.

suggest starting early and watch the weather for the heat.

Different terrain, rocks, gravel, some climbing and navigation on large rocks. primarily understand your ability to do the different levels of difficulty.

there is a stram, so a water filter will assist in a lighter load about 2.5 to 3 miles. I will personally do that next time.

overall fun hike, heat was a test, and the earlier the better. total workout from the get go. be prepared to get the cardio in.

Short walk to the beautiful waterfall

Three Rivers Petroglyph site offers an incredible history of the people that once inhabited the area! Some of the petroglyphs are so well preserved. Had a great camping spot! Spectacular views! Stars and lightening made for a great show at night. Site hosts, Steve and Peggy, were a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area and some of the kindest people you will ever meet. This area is a must visit for history buffs out there.

wonderful experience

hiking
2 months ago

perfect for beginning hikers! plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. beautiful scenery!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, make sure you have 5 dollars exactly to pay for parking at the station, it has to be left in an envelope. It's very easy to get off the trail, so pay attention.

starting from salado trailhead a pretty walk along fresnal canyon with views of the different strata. 1 1/4 mi to the waterfall... slippery when wet. fun run to the base of the falls barefoot if u have tough feet! awesome

trail running
2 months ago

Took the pup on a trail run. Went about 2.5 miles up before the pup got tired. First 3/4 mile is a grind but with switchbacks and then becomes a little more gradual once you enter the canyon. Great hike late in the season! Take water!

God is good !!!

Beautiful scenery! Great to do early in the AM. Some parts were strenuous, but overall good hike! Breathtaking view at the highest elevation.

Awesome trail! Great one to do early in the AM and to take visiting friends and family. I'd go on it again.

walking
2 months ago

Very nice easy trail with some great scenery. We even saw an Elk towards the end of the walk.

2 months ago

Love this trail, but be aware when the snow has come down. The snow sometimes melt and freeze over. It's not the safest when you're on an icy edge and not prepared.

Rocky on village side and climbing for last part on rocks. Beginning is easy and nice. Go to Mexican railroad trestle before then follow this. Makes a nice hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome views, but very rocky. It is manageable though. Take bug spray during summer months. Saw several deer. A good family hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Wife and I enjoyed this trail. It's real close to town. Great views of the railroad tracks and White sands! Excellent choice especially if you're limited on time and can only hit up one trail as was our case.

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