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Great hike with many trail options ranging in difficulty. Watch out for rattlesnakes!

hiking
15 days ago

Such a great hike in the middle of the city! A little hot in the open stretches so bring lots of water. Wonderful views, you forget you are in the middle of town.

hiking
26 days ago

Great for an easy evening run/hike, or nature walk with kids. Only downside- trails not marked well.

This is a terrific trail system with many offshoots. Make sure to take any of them, you really can't get lost and it makes the run, hike or bike almost limitless. Worth the trip!

1 month ago

Nice that it’s so accessible, frustrating that trails are hard to follow - partly due to very poor signage and partly due to inherent difficulty with trails that pass over rocky outcropping. Tried this loop 5 times and actually stayed on the intended path twice.

This trail was amazing. Challenging just enough. Definitely very unmarked and I had to use the app map a bunch. But my dog and I will definitely be back.

hiking
1 month ago

Great boost for beginners. Good incline changes, uphill and downhill terrain. Easy to navigate. Bring water if you are hiking in the sun like I did. Got my heart rate up and had a great time. Beautiful views of the city.

road biking
1 month ago

Really beautiful and not very crowded on a Sunday afternoon. I started in Glenwood and went to Aspen; the incline is steady but very doable for a fairly novice biker! I took the bus back which was lovely (though a bit pricy). I will do it again but bring more snacks next time.

TIP: The bus stops allowing bikes at 7:30pm

Great hike/bike trail

amazing rock formation!

Great scenic multi-trail. Conveniently located and surprisingly beautiful.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Short loops but tons of good terrain for mountain biking. Bent my rear derallier hanger on one of the rock formations but I still managed to have a great ride with some low gears that still worked. Had 8miles by the time I finished.

Find a natural water run-off and follow it up to the top of the ridge. All kinds of cool trails up there and amazing views. Saw rabbits and lizards. Watch for rattlesnakes as there are plenty of hiding spots for them. Watch your step!

walking
2 months ago

Pretty cool!

Easy loop but interesting geology.

Trail is closed due to drought.

hiking
2 months ago

great easy trail

mountain biking
3 months ago

Pretty, sweeping vistas. No petroglyphs. Wouldn't bike this trail again without a much fatter tire, given the rocks and sand.

4x4 needed for this trail during summer months. Trail was gated at the entrance to the canyon. Trail is closed.

This was a great little family hike. The view is beautiful and there was hardly anyone on the trail. 2 volcanoes are closed for restoration, but the hike is still beautiful and a great time and 1 volcano is still open.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little hike. Always a few tourists. Great for a quick morning hike. This time of year, the desert is in bloom.

Good running or biking trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike around the volcanos with decent views of the Mountains and city.

hiking
3 months ago

Pleasant and easy hike. The tops of JA and Vulcan Volcanoes are closed for ecological restoration. You can go to the top of Black Volcano though.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail to navigate. Some inclined to get your heart beating but not too bad at all. This place is great for views! Beautiful area and the trail was pretty quiet. A lot of areas are closed off but those are mostly secondary trails so it doesn’t ruin the hike.

Love this quick loop, if I can stay on trail. They make it a guessing game as to which trail you’re on.

Best to go early on a weekday morning when it’s way less busy and the mountain bikers aren’t out, cause they fly past you, and you spend half your time waiting for them to pass.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an awesome, gentle afternoon hike—if you’re into the geology aspect, it’s super cool! The views of the sandias are incredible too.

Good one to run..a little boring to walk.

It's a really great open space park surrounded by neighborhoods, great for a casual hike if you live in the area and don't want to spend a lot of time getting somewhere.
Some trails are well marked, some are not, there are many "unofficial" trails crisscrossing everywhere, so it's easy to get off track. Very fun though, lots of cool rock formations and different trails to explore.

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