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hiking
3 days ago

Hard to beat this hike in the "bang for you buck" factor. The Sandia Tram cost is well worth the payoff. Views from the Kiwanis cabin are awesome.

I did this on 2017 Father's Day with my family! Beautiful views at the end!

hiking
5 days ago

Nice hike with some great views once you get to the top.

hiking
6 days ago

Excellent hike with amazing views, pretty forests and high mountain meadows. Road has been worked on and should be passable for most vehicles.

hiking
7 days ago

Loved this trail. I went earlier in the morning and did not run into anyone during my entire hike. Easy trail with lots of senery and views. Some spots are a little rocky but overall the footing is good.

hiking
7 days ago

I love this trail but unless its done early in the morning is can get really hot! There is very little shade for the first couple of miles until you start to ascend into the tree line. Take lots of water and sunscreen.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Just finished. took about 4 hours and 9.2 miles according to my fitbit. spectacular views and multiple biomes are along the way, well worth the hike.

hiking
10 days ago

Hikers be warned: Hawkwatch Trail itself does NOT connect to South Crest Trail as this GPS-tracked map shows. This map entails some serious off-roading up a steep climb with loose gravel (and plenty of cactus) underfoot - can be fun, but can also be dangerous and stupid. I learned from locals afterwards that stranded hikers occasionally need to be rescued via helicopter after attempting to continue up the mountain. There is also no marked end to Hawkwatch Trail - it just gradually disappears. And as another reviewer notes, there are off-shoots and runoffs that mimic the trail and can be confusing. My buddy and I lost the trail twice on the way back down.

Otherwise, it's a nice hike, although the altitude and full sun / no shade was brutal for this East Coaster.

Really fun, nice views, love that this is in my backyard!!

I have hiked this trail twice now and I love it.

One of my ABQ favorites!