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Easy trail, even for this currently out-of-shape Southerner! The trailhead begins up the gravel pathway leading from the parking lot, to the right of the restrooms. A bit further up you will see the trailhead sign. Very clearly marked trail that alternates between gravel and dirt. Come for the dripping springs, stay for the ruins of Boyd's Sanitorium!

I loved the trail. The drive up to the trailhead provides an easy and direct way to get there.. (It’s also beautiful) ..

The parking lot is very large and provides trash bins if you need them. The trail is very easy to follow, wide at the beginning but narrows to a single file trail the further back you go. I would recommend going counterclockwise in the trail. I wanted to get a perspective view of the town of Las Cruces, so I took a very narrow, rocky and steep trail up to a point that I could climb up further and take some photos. Well worth it but could be treacherous on the way down if you aren’t in good physical shape or have had injuries.

Would recommend to bring lots of water as I went on a relatively cooler day (20C) and was still hot. Thankfully, I had plenty of water.

I would also recommend to go early in the morning. I got there at about 07:30 and didn’t see a soul from the time I got there until the time I left. It was very quiet with the occasional passing of a bird. Wear long pants if it’s cool, lots of stuff to poke and scrape you!

I highly recommend this relatively easy hike for anybody, views are exceptional! (And free!!)

hiking
10 days ago

I love this hike. It's easy, relaxing and enjoyable. The views are beautiful too! The trail is neatly marked and easy to follow. We always bring our dog on this one and she loves it. Not many loose rocks or things to climb. It's usually pretty busy, so if you're looking for some solitude - this is not the ideal trail. This is a great trail to bring visitors as they will love being in the mountains!

17 days ago

Neat!

this was a beautiful moderately strenuous hike. Fascinating history and historical ruins. Advise water, sun glassed and sun block--even in mid-November. I didn't take any of the above and was alright, but best to err on the side of prudence. Best to hike it in boots because of the gravel and rock.

FOSSILS?

Has anyone seen fossils on your hike on the peak?

I heard there were fossils. If you did can you share were you found some

beautiful in fall

,great trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great trip with the family. Well marked and maintained trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk! A lot of loose rocks being the only downfall! I will go back!

Trail itself starts out as a wide gravel path. The hike is not too challenging, but the mountain views are excellent. Lots of colorful rock formations and desert plants. Perfect hike for cooler time of year.

Great views, lighting was perfect against the mountains in the morning. Fall weather was perfect-cool, but sunny. Trail is fairly narrow and a little overgrown thanks to recent rains. Saw three different tarantulas.

Good hike to do, specially after if rainfall to be able to see waterfall. Also easy enough to hike not too strenuous. Enjoyed it.

near city, limited rocks

on Pine Tree Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike late in October , spectacular scenery and streams were running from recent rain , go to the left at beginning of loop , other hikers told us this too and it seemed like the better way , took us 3 hours to complete , not in a hurry cause we were taking lots of Pics

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike and the waterfall was running good from recent rainfall in October

This is our kids favorite trail to hike.

Awesome morning work with crisp cool air.

Fantastic trail!!

hiking
1 month 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.

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

hiking
1 month 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!

hiking
2 months ago

Slightly tricky to find trailhead, it's near the group sites, and the trail fades in and out a bunch and is somewhat overgrown. My legs were a little scraped up from the overgrowth. however it had some great views. if I were to do it again, I would take the Sugarloaf route at the sign as the route more towards pine crest loop trail wasn't as interesting.

hiking
2 months 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

Great trail myself, my pregnant wife and daughter got up fairly quick. Coming down was a bit sketchy but made it down safely!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Not too challenging. Old ruins of a hotel at the top which I beautiful.

the trail is fairly easy but kinda hard to tell where you're supposed to go in certain places, the cave is very, very underwhelming, but I saw deer on this trail so that gives it some bonus points.

birding
2 months ago

it's a nice, easy walk but you do have to pay to get in

birding
2 months ago

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.

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