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The falls weren't so great, but this is a wonderful & relaxing hike. Great views! Nice to see all the old train history throughout hike. Enjoyed!

The base of this trail was very crowded, with adults acting like children not taking any consideration for other hikers; however once you get further away from the base the beautiful scenery comes into view. We were unable to finish the hike. My kiddos found it difficult to hike through the snow, ice, and mud. However I would recommend this trail to anyone.

This was a fun trail to hike and it is very easy to navigate since the trail is well traveled by other hikers. I hiked it all the way to the trail juncture which is listed as 2 miles in, but according to the app it is 1.6 miles one way. Just an FYI for anyone wanting to hike this short trail. The trail had a combination of mud and snow on it which made it made it a little more interesting.

on Rio En Medio Falls

23 days ago

this is a very nice Forest hike along the creek that leads to the falls. Not very strenuous and a good path to follow. there are a couple of creek crossings that were ice covered and most of them have either stones or small Limbs and logs that you can use to cross over during the summer time. the falls were ice covered and the water was rushing beneath the ice giving it a nice surreal look. when driving to the trailhead follow the directions. towards the end, it is a one-lane road but it does end at the trailhead. there is limited parking spaces at the trailhead.

Great area to hike! Views are great and plenty of wildlife to see.

Loved this trail! I don't think that I would rate it as moderate. We found it to be pretty easy. The 7.2 miles is if you combine all three trails together. We did two of them and it came out to be about 6 miles.

29 days ago

Beautiful hike!

A very scenic hike, we really enjoyed it.

Visited this area in early fall and early in the morning. It is a nice trail and no one was on it because of the early hour. You see things that are right in front of you because of the tree coverage. Nice hike and the little stream is nice. Later I went to a higher elevation and wider trail that gives you broader vistas this smaller trail couldn’t. So, it was the best of both worlds.

Beautiful hike! We lucked out and had snow on the majority of the hike, but just enough that it was fun!

Awesome trail, me and my dog hiked it today, some awesome views. Trail wasn't busy at all. Definitely will go back to this trail again.

Beautiful trail with small streams and water fall.

2 months ago

This trail was a very beautiful hike! Caves were cool to explore but be aware, they are very easy to miss. Hiked this trail in August '16 and wasn't very busy as the trail head is off the beaten path.

A beautiful hike with a relentless ascent but is pretty relaxing at a slow pace. The water was frozen like little glaciers along and on the path which was a unique way to see NM. I loved the views on the drive into the mountains and all along the path. This is a great quick hike or you can turn it into a decent extended hike with all the paths off of the main trail.

Great views, awesome history with all the remains of the old railroad. The falls are awesome. I would like to go back when more water is flowing.

Great hike, nice path not terribly rocky. About 4 or five stream crossings. Path continued on from the point at which AllTrails indicated it finished but did not have enough time to continue on. Assuming it went to a lake that other people show photos of. Another time perhaps. Fortunate to be able to hike this one without snow in December. Santa Fe is suffering from a drought currently.

An amazing trail and the waterfall was worth the trip!

Great hike, relatively easy as you follow the creek up to a charming waterfall & small pool area. You’ll cross the creek in several areas, but the crossings are fairly well marked and generally have fallen logs or stones for crossing.

Very nice trail , not too difficult to hike and has some very nice views. The falls are small but very nice. Also enjoyed the railroad remains.

Definitely want to do again

Good short trip, a bit of a drive but great for a longer trail route. Found the mini caves, on your left about 2.5 miles up. Good for trial running

Did this hike today and loved it. Pretty easy walk. The waterfalls were awesome. Only issue, make sure if you bring your dog it’s friendly with other dogs/animals. There were 2 lose dogs that I’m guessing live in the area that were all over the falls. Friendly, but kind of annoying.

4 months ago

It was a beautiful hike. All the leaves had dropped but we still enjoyed it on a nice cool day. We brought our dog who loved it too. Most of the ground was hard packed dirt or leaves so his paws were thankful. The last 1/4 of the hike it the dirt road you use to drive in, so that was a little confusing at first. Next year I’ll hike this in October to get a better view of fall foliage

4 months ago

The hike starts at Borrow trail head. I would agree with others in moderate rating. You do go up and down a couple times. No view at 3.5mi. Pics probably from upper section (entire trail is over 9mi to Ski Santa Fe). Great stroll through the woods. Nice color on Aspens in the fall.

Definitely missed the Peak of the fall colors. Most of the leaves have already fallen, some fall colors but not much. It was still a great hike.

4 months ago

This hike is incredible! I did get a bit lost before I realized it was a wet hike and would have to walk back through the water before getting to the waterfall. The waterfall is hidden and BEAUTIFUL!

4 months ago

Gorgeous colors this weekend, but I’m sure they will disappear soon! Some of the intersections didn’t specifically say “Fourth of July” on the signs, so know the route before you go. If you have time, take the spur to the overlook and see some additional fall colors on the Crest Trail. The trail gets a little rocky in places with some incline/decline and is frequented by horses. The loop appeared to be closed by a dirt road, or we just lost the trail, but made it back to the parking lot without a problem.

beautiful trail. a few trees down across path.

4 months ago

A little off the beaten path. Great hike. Only 4 miles and the waterfall was beautiful.

Just beautiful in the fall, call the ranger station before you make the drive, they can tell you the progress of the leaves so you don't miss the window. If you go to early the leaves will still be green and go too late and they will be on the ground. Very busy trail, lots of people, kids, dogs, and horses. Best part is this is also a campground so the whole forest smells like freshly burned pine. Great hike for kids!

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