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1 day ago

I loved this hike! I actually only completed part of it to the falls and back. On the return I hiked most of it in the creek bed that parallels the path. I started at 9:30 and finished at 2:00 stopping frequently for photography. The path alternated between sun and shade and was well marked. In all that time I saw 1 other hiker and came across only 1 piece of rubbish. Nature, tranquillity, beauty on steroids. I was glad I had left an emergency plan in case I didn't return as no one else was there.

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snow
5 days ago

Stunning hike!! Lots of snow but trail had been walked on enough to where it was easy to follow. Signs along trail that also make it very easy to navigate. Ice over the streams that mingle with the trail but the ice was so thick it wasn't an issue at all. The waterfalls were frozen. Words can't describe the beauty!

We loved this hike. We did Atalaya Mountain Trail the day before so we used this as a moderate to recover but still get somewhat of a challenge. We hiked in mid May of 2017 and it was snowing on us (and we were in shorts!) We embraced it and had a wonderful hike. The water through the middle is beautiful and when the sun came out around 2pm it was magical.

We took this hike just after a big snow storm so it was quite a trudge through a couple of feet of snow. The snow covered trees were beautiful and following the frozen stream was really fun. You have to cross a couple of times but the ice was thick so it didn't cause us any issues. Unfortunately, the falls had frozen and been covered by snow so they weren't much to see at the end of the trail and the last bit is quite a climb so be aware of that. I would love to come back when the snow is gone to see the water and falls throughout the trail. Would highly recommend this trail!

love this trail year round. Its beautiful and easy, our dogs absolutely love it and now know the trail by heart!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail with a good variety of foliage (conifers, aspens and even a few apple trees). Enjoy the babbling river the entire way to the falls tucked away into a small canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

Good little trail for fall colors, red/oranges that aren't very common in the area. We turned right up the ABQ trail and up to the saddle, where it connects for a bigger loop.

I would not have anything to say right now.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike on 10-14-18, with trees wearing just amazing colors.
However the trail is not really well indicated, with many people, ourself included, asking other hikers where we/they were supposed to go, and how far was the top ...
Strongly recommend it in the fall anyways.

hiking
3 months ago

Really beautiful easy trail. Lots of notes on trail head about bear sightings and activity. Didn't see any. The waterfall was a treat! I highly recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Elic fall hike!! Did the loop. Rolling up on a black bear forging on acorns made it absolutely awesome!

hiking
3 months ago

Just amazing and a must do if you are around Albuquerque and have some time to kill.

Nice trails different views from trees to plants to mountains

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this on 10/10/18 and the leaves were beautiful - probably peak for the red maples. Pretty trail but signage is not very good. We ended up on Cerro Blanco but turned back once it joined up with Crest Trail. It was pretty much all uphill to that point.

on Rio En Medio Falls

hiking
3 months ago

Trailhead was easy to find. Limited parking but we went at 10am on a Thursday and we were the only vehicle there. A local mountain biker was leaving and warned us of bear sightings and scat on the trail. We whistled, spoke loud and clapped hands to make noise as we made our way up the trail. It was an easy peaceful trail with beautiful fall colors. It also had apple trees and berry trees which was in close proximity to the bear scat. We saw a couple of squirrels and nothing else as far as wildlife goes. Crossing the stream multiple times was easy and the trail was well marked. The waterfalls were small but pretty nonetheless. We ran into a total of 7 people and 4 dogs. The weather was perfect no jacket needed.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Mostly uphill for the first half but worth it!

Loved this trail.

loved this trail, a new favorite. i love trails that run along side water. watch out for bears, ran into a big black male!

hiking
4 months ago

Very quick but pleasant hike. There is plenty of shade along the trail to keep you cool during the summer time. Parking is scarce and the residents of the neighborhood are quite unfriendly towards those who leave their vehicles further up the road. I recommend getting there early to find a spot.

Beautiful trail with wildflowers and river. The caves are about 3 miles in on the left, easy to miss if you aren’t looking for them.

Short walk to the beautiful waterfall

A friend took me on this hike. I absolutely loved it. Easy and scenic. Cool off in the waterfall and get some great photos.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes! This was my second time hiking this trail, its such a beautiful hike. There are vault toilets at the trailhead FYI.

hiking
4 months ago

This was great, went on an hour long hike yesterday and there were STILL so many paths I didn’t take! But I was able to see a beautiful birch grove, magical. Also, no $20 fee, it’s free!! And awesome! And it has bathrooms!

hiking
4 months ago

We camped in one of the sites with a shelter at the trail head and found this trail. It was an easy hike that followed the stream. We missed the caves on our way in but found them on the way out... they are just a little bit after the creek crossing. One perk of this trail that might be worth looking into is the connector trails it meets. It seems you can get to other trails that would make for a good loop for a decent backpacking trip throughout the Pecks!

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

A hidden gem of Santa Fe. A beautiful forest hike, back and forth over the stream. The falls are hidden back in a canyon and involves some creative rock climbing/jumping. Possibility of getting wet is high. Also there is only parking for 5-7 cars at the trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

Fantastic hike along the creek up to a small meadow. Numerous shallow stream crossings and shady spots to take breaks. Wild flowers everywhere.

As of 8/12 the road leading up to the camp ground was closed, due to unfinished road repair. It is a 3 mile hike to the camp ground and then another 1/2 mile to the group site and the trail head, where the hike begins.

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