hiking

views

forest

walking

trail running

wildlife

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

dogs on leash

mountain biking

horseback riding

kid friendly

camping

backpacking

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.

Not sure who rates these trails. This should be more of a moderate listing. I hiked one the other day that was listed as moderate but was definitely easy.

About this trail...love it. I’ve rode mountain bikes around it and fished the lake, but really enjoyed the quiet walk around on this loop. Saw mule deer while hiking. Only a few others out using the trail. Highly recommend this trail.

hiking
5 days ago

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.

trail running
11 days ago

Awesome trail for running. Saw a moose, wild turkeys, and several deer. As long as you give them space, there's nothing to worry about. A bit muddy in spots, but that's part of the fun of trail running. Also saw bear tracks, but no bears. Definitely a favorite.

hiking
12 days ago

Moderate, nice but very near the street...

hiking
15 days ago

Fabulous. Many trail choices. Well kept up.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the 5+ mile loop. It was definitely moderate with some steep uphills and loose footing in places. The views were awesome. Would do it again for sure