trail running

wild flowers



nature trips

dogs on leash

mountain biking

kid friendly

horseback riding


dog friendly

The Lincoln consists of three ranger districts: Sacramento, Smokey Bear and Guadalupe. There are three major mountain ranges: Sacramento, Guadalupe and Capitan that cover 1,103,441 acres in parts of four counties in southeastern New Mexico. Elevations range from 4,000 to 11,500 feet and pass through five different life zones from Chihuahuan desert to sub-alpine forest. Vegetation types are very diverse across the Forest and range from rare cacti in the lower elevations to Englemann spruce in the higher.

on Cedar Creek Trail

1 day ago

This is a fun trail that's easy to get to and provides a good workout for 60 year old plus folks like us.
Don't expect published maps to look like the trail. The member shared tracks are much more helpful.

We did this trail back in Feburary and it is easily one of the best hikes ive done. We drove in to the top of the mountain using backroads and left another car at the bottom. Even though we only did a straight through hike, it is still very challenging

4 days ago

8 days ago

Awesome Trail! However very hot and hardly any shade so cover up well! Otherwise a very wide open trail, beautiful views down on the small creek.

It was a very cool Trail to walk/run! Slight inclines, good for leg & cardio work out. Beautiful scenery and views! A must do if in the area.

10 days ago

My husband and I hiked this with our six month old daughter in tow, beautiful scenery and we came across a few mule deer and some smaller wildlife also. The lake is gorgeous.

11 days ago

Amazing trail in the middle of the forest! I loved walking under the shade of the pine trees and admire the spectacular scenery. During most of the journey, butterflies were flying near me, like telling me that I was welcome to their home. Listening also the quaking aspen trees was a very pleasing moment. All the trail is steep but not much, only the last half of a mile is steeper. The weather was nice, although is rainy season, it was only cloudy part of the day, so, it was a fantastic hiking day!

12 days ago

This was a great hike. Mostly tree coved with a beautiful meadow shortly before the loop begins.

Lots of opportunity for wildlife and forest sounds.

A few areas of large loose rock on the accents/descents which I don't care to hike on but with the slope angle it is understandable why that material is there.