Explore the most popular Views trails in Alameda Open Space with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
12 days ago

It was kinda ugly. No wildlife, no vegetation.

mountain biking
28 days ago

With the Rio Grande River overflow at Tingley going North I had to take the paved road for about a mile then jump right back on the dirt trail following the river it’s always a great ride and lots of nice people out there it’s one of my happy places to ride on the weekends always going back keep in mind the trail is on the east side of the river

hiking
2 months ago

Nice area to take pictures. We’ve seen rabbits, coyotes, a small corn snake, ducks, geese. Worth a visit. Can use strollers, bikes etc since it’s paved.

2 months ago

This is a great exercise path, paved with lots of space. But it's not much of a nature hike unless you take a horse trail and go down to the river.

I'm typically not a big fan of city trails due to noise and too many people and this one is no exception, but it is such a quaint area I can't speak to negatively. There is so much to see in such a small area. Pecan grove, a mini forest, prairie and even wetlands, along with seasonal birds. The rose garden is also becoming nice and the education/restroom facilities are pretty cool too.

Glad the area is here, but it isn't my favorite spot on the Bosque. Mostly due to noise and people traffic.

Not Bad for a city trail. Busy and noisy, but pretty riparian views

on Bosque Trail

road biking
5 months ago

Flat, paved multi-use trail along the Rio Grande river. Very flat and mostly straight, can get boring on a bike (it all looks the same). We were advised by locals to stay north of Center Street.

on Alameda Bosque Trail

walking
bugs
no shade
5 months ago

Great paved trail for walking, running, biking and horseback riding. We also brought our dog along on a leash. Lots of wildlife and views of the bosque and Sandias.

7 months ago

❤️

mountain biking
10 months ago

fun trail to do with kids to take them out and enjoy being out on bikes. plenty to see if you like the bosque . only reminder I have for people is to remember the trail is on east side of river.

on Bosque Trail

road biking
10 months ago

We drive 4 hours from El Paso just to ride on this trail once or twice a year... We love it.

11 months ago

I go to the Bosque trail all the time. I park in the Alameda Open Space parking lot. It’s the only parking area with bathroom access. The trial itself is flat and paved. It’s usually pretty crowded on the weekends but it’s secluded from main roads and has some shade from the cottonwood trees. You’ll pass by a few farms and see some horses on the trail occasionally. You can access the river from the main trail at some areas as well.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Highly disappointed. Walking trail we picked went along backyards. Little shade, and good luck finding a map and dust in-between my toes.

walking
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Very nice walk!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

great way to train for marathons, bike races or even just a walk with the family. I live on the west side and have done this trail from beginning to end for years. It is big enough that provide different experiences and accessible enough for even the most casual of hikes.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Love this trail as it runs right next to the Rio Grande. Best time to go is early morning less traffic and dogs. Encountered a few Coyotes but they fear you more than you fear them.

trail running
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beautiful trail along the Rio Grande River! I didn’t see anyone else on the trail so it was a very peaceful workout. The trail is soft. Parking is available along several acequias — I recommend starting in Corrales because the trail is soft dirt instead of pavement and it isn’t as crowded as entry points further south. Enjoy!

on Bosque Trail

road biking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

excellent paved bike/hike trail. more like mini road. well maintained.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Great for biking. Never have to cross a street.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday, August 05, 2017

very good trail a little soft in some areas but otherwise really good trail

Friday, July 07, 2017

I really enjoy this trail. I am a lover of running, walking, cycling and just getting lost. To me the Bosque is perfect for those moments you just need to be alone in nature, without having to travel so far.

on Bosque Trail

road biking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Bosque trail is great for bikers, walkers, and roller bladers. I visited for the first time on Memorial Day. The Alameda parking lot was packed at 9AM, and there were a lot of people on the trail near each parking area, but the trail actually didn't seem that crowded. Almost everyone was courteous. The trail is flat and extremely well-maintained. I rode from Alameda to Bridge Blvd and back (roughly 20 miles roundtrip), so got to see the biopark, zoo, and beach. It's greener than most of ABQ, which is nice. As this is the only bike trail near me that isn't broken up by intersections, I will definitely be back. Next time I'm going to try parking at Boxing Bear since we ended up there anyway!

trail running
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This review is for trail running. I give this trail a bad review because I just don't like it. Here are the reasons: I feel like I'm running in a post-apocalyptic world when I'm on this trail. It's flat and ugly and it reminds me of everything I dislike about NM. I realize I'm in the minority on this trail. But I can't stand it. It's just boring. Pros: If you like easy trails (flat), and seeing people riding their bikes and the dirty river or the scraggly bushes then this trail will be great. You can find shade if you're running the spurs that branch off the main trail you'll find shade of course. Honestly I don't know why so many people love the Bosque. I guess it's because you get to see a lot of people and the trail is flat. But I think it's pretty ugly in places.

walking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Peaceful walk, not strenuous at all. Ground was even, kid friendly. Pretty muddy this time of year though.

Monday, December 05, 2016

The unpaved Bosque is shaded single track heaven in NM! Mountain bikers barely care about this place thanks to the Foothills. Rewarding place to ride if you can live with zero elevation gain on your Strava app!

walking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Very flat and wide enough to accommodate both bikers and walkers. There are 2 trails, one on either side of the river but the wide dirt "lower" trail is trafficked by horses so proceed with caution. Trail says it is not open until 7am but when we showed up the gate wasn't locked.

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