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Excellent hike

trail running
6 days ago

Ran the loop in about 1 hour, 20 minutes. For the most part, trail is in good shape with moderate elevation gains and losses. Almost no one on trail after the 2 mile marker.

trail running
6 days 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!

trail running
6 days ago

Toughest mile and change I’ve hiked in a very long time. Took me 35 minutes to power hike to the top and maybe 15 minutes down. Lightly trafficked trail with zero switchbacks and some light bushwhacking. Take heed that about halfway up to the summit there is a fork which might be missed because there’s the actual trail to the summit is narrow and overgrown with trees and bushes. If you find yourself going downhill, you’ve missed the cutoff. Views at the top are bitching. Got some great panos and can see for at least 100 miles in each direction.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice hike but on the high end of moderate. The last 1.5 Miles was walking a very loose and rocky dirt road of an abandoned house community. Looks like they got the roads and the fire hydrants put in but stopped. Now the roads are deteriorating to the point of difficult to walk down.

Beautiful trail. Great for a low key hike in the morning.

This trail has everything, great views, easy to follow, easy, moderate & challenging in different areas, lightly trafficked, just a really enjoyable trail to hike. I would suggest starting on T93 and then T92.

Had a great walk with the family today. Just the right amount of ups and downs.

walking
16 days ago

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

This was my first trail to ever hike and it was amazing! Nice path to follow. Not to steep, but at times a bit challenging. The map says 6.7 miles, but Runkeeper app said 7.0. Some signage was a little confusing, but I’m a novice so it was probably just me. Definitely take water. I didn’t need a walking stick, but the other 5 people I encountered had them. It took me 2 hours 10 minutes, but I went pretty fast. I’m 51 and 120lbs and in pretty good shape. It was sunny and warm when I went at 10:00am, but big storms came in afternoon so make sure you check the weather. Would have been bad to have gotten stuck in that storm.

hiking
18 days ago

Started at T93 and the hike up was good. You will know when you start the steep assent up to the top. It can be steep at times but manageable. Once you make the top, the views are great. At the top, you will see the split where T93 crosses with T92. Once you start the steep descent down, it can be very rocky. The last 1.3 miles or so is basically a dirt road loaded with rocks of all shapes and sizes. Footing can be very unstable at times. That made the trail less enjoyable.

19 days 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.

hiking
20 days ago

Good trail. Fairly steep at the north end starting point then a 1/2 mile in its all down hill; until you turn around, then a moderate uphill.

Awesome views of the lake. Saw 2 snakes, some lizards, a rabbit and some birds. Did not see many hikers until the end where it combines with other shorter trails. LOTS of switchbacks and a bit rocky at times, but well maintained. Signage can be a bit confusing. Had cell coverage the entire hike so you can see where you are on the maps. Bring water, sunblock and a hat if you plan on doing the entire loop as it can get hot and shade can be sparse at times.

Awesome trail. A little bit bumpy at the beginning because of the rocks, but once you get to the hot springs it really pays off. We camped about 4 miles deep into the trail and it was beautiful. We saw a fox, two deers and a snake. No signs of bear or wolves. Really amazing place if you want to be far from civilization.

leg burner at the top. great views once you get there.

hiking
26 days ago

It was 98* and had a toddler so we improvised and took the shorter fisherman loop instead. Not sure I would classify this as easy. It starts off easy around the lake but then there is a bit of elevation you go up. Should have planned to go swimming afterwards. The scenery is beautiful!

Nice morning hike. A little bit of a steep incline in places. We weren’t used to the altitude so took a bit to acclimate. Took the mine trail on the way back saw a small cave.

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.

Nice easy walk for a morning or evening. Took our dog in the evening and enjoyed the easy wide paths.

hiking
29 days ago

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

hiking
29 days 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.

hiking
29 days ago

Did this in reverse, making for the hardest climbs up front. Beautiful views continuously.

This was a lovely trail to hike. There were many switchbacks, beautiful views of the lake, and surrounding mountains.

Beautiful, peaceful...go on a weekday too avoid a lot of foot traffic, I’m gonna do it again!

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, pretty area, well marked and close to downtown Cloudcroft. Trailhead right off highway. Was plenty challenging for wife and I in mid 70s. Entire trail had cell service available. Enjoyed using to see our location on the trail with this app.

Nice Sunday afternoon walk thru the woods. Lots of families fishing at the pond.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike with views of lake for two of us in mid 70s.

Definitely easy trail but if you’re not prepared, you’ll be wiped out at the end. This is one of the most beautiful trails me and my family has EVER accomplished. Hundreds of breathtaking views! Takes a few hours if you’re in it for the scenery... have fun!

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