trail running


wild flowers


nature trips

dogs on leash

mountain biking

horseback riding

kid friendly



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.

Nice trail with a beautiful view of the lake a little way out. The actual Winchester road location only takes you 1.2 miles. There is an intersection of trails with a sign and 1.9 miles is a bit further down the trail than that. Terrain is easy, saw a puppy, some bicyclists, and group hikers!

Easy trail moderate inclines with good scenic view into the valley and not to far off the main road of 82. Nice little waterfall to take pictures at good easy trail.

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail mid-day in a Friday. Did not encounter anyone. The trail wasn’t to bad to hike and had great views, Overlooking the forest and within. We came across plenty on wild life and was able to hear an elk close by but did not see it. I recommend this trail if you are in the area. But it can be difficult if you’re not in decent shape.

7 days ago

Trail was nice and the view was well worth it. Be advised it was a little over 7 miles though.

Trail on the north side of the road better than the south. Be wary of the tunnel if you don't want to eat a bunch of gnats.

8 days ago

8 days ago

9 days ago

Its no wonder this trail is so busy! Its so enjoyable and felt great compared to a rather warm day down in the basin. There's a great little spot for sight seeing and the trail opens up to a beautiful meadow for lunch! Will be back again for sure!

Beautiful, moderate trail. Will definitely be going back! Ps-we saw a lot of cows. As long as you ignore them, you’re fine!

14 days ago