Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Santa Fe National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very nice trail with a good incline. Well maintained and easy to follow. Pretty views.

Hadn't been on that trail in about 10 years. Use to mountain bike that regularly. Still a great trail. Lots of people anymore but still worth it. Keep your ears out once you hit Windsor. Bikers come up faster then you run, unless you're Usain Bolt.

We didn’t read the comments so when we finally went into the Four Seasons for directions both the doorman and the Concierge denied all knowledge of the trail! We gave up and did the Rio En Medio instead.

off road driving
13 days ago

Great view of the Rio Grande Valley rewards you at the end of the trail. A couple small washouts but nothing too difficult, took a 4WD Tacoma, used 2WD 95% of the time.

Without a large amount of effort, you'll get a nice view of the Chama River Valley (especially beautiful in autumn), and the 500-year-old Tewa pueblo ruins on the plateau below. Plus, expansive views of the surrounding mountains, including Georgia O'Keeffe's favorite, the flat-topped Pedernal. A nice hike if you don't have a lot of time, or want to appreciate the landscape from an elevated vantage point.

Challenging and fun

Nice views, good work out.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is, hands down, some of the best downhill biking I've done! (Maybe I should get out more?) We did make the mistake of starting at the Ski Basin only to walk our bikes uphill to the Norski TH. (Hint: Just start there!) The trail is well maintained and was such a fun ride! My 11 & 13 year old loved it, too!

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasant lollipop trail through the foothills of Santa Fe. Well marked offering great views of the Sangre de Cristo range and Santa Fe. Great for kiddos!

Pretty much as advertised. Loop trail that’s down hill outbound and up hill back to TH. We took a few breaks on the return leg. Great workout fior my 61 yr old knees.

great views for the amount of work. nice easy trail with lots of shade

Easy hike to get acclimated to the altitude. Has good panoramic views of Santa Fe. We went towards the end of the day. Parking is very limited!!

Although on here it says that it is a camping spot, there are clearly marked signs that say it is a private property and that there is no overnight parking or camping. The beginning of the trail you walk past 4-5 signs that say no trespassing and you are walking down basically some ones driveway. Extremely Misleading information which can lead to a 5,000-10,000$ fine for trespassing and camping in non designated areas.

hiking
3 months ago

Took 5 and 7 yr old boys with us and it was the perfect level and length to hike with kids

hiking
3 months ago

I’m glad I read the reviews first because I almost turned around and headed elsewhere when the map took me to Four Seasons. The trail is marked to the left of the service entrance and there are poop bags at the trailhead. This trail gives 360 views of every mountain range within 100 miles and although you pass through private properties and there are houses on the hills below, they were far enough away so there weren’t any issues with my wanderlusting dog.

The trail was pretty rocky but decent. Only half a mile climb to the top, nothing spectacular.

3 months ago

this is a nice easy hike. relatively flat with a couple of inclines. great for those not acclimated to the altitude.

A very good moderate trail. well maintained hard pack with various gradual inclines and declines. no views since the trail winds through the forest only. a good workout!

The trail was horribly marked and very deceiving. It was supposed to be a 4 mile loop, but that was not the case as we got lost twice and ended up hiking about 12 miles. Be careful with the trailhead markings!

Nice forest hike in the snow.

I like this trail; however, the last couple times, I was interrupted en route by a herd of cattle blocking the trail! No way around them, so I had to turn around & go back.

Nice leisurely walk through the forest and along a river. Pleasurable despite being a down and back up hike, it’s an easy grade all the way. It’s well shaded and a very good path that is very popular, especially with dogs often off leash. It’s rated moderate, but is on the easy side of the category. It’s worth lingering along the river.

Nice hike with an elderly parent.

Awesome place to take your 4x4. I had a blast exploring the trail which you definitely have some options. The view was amazing from every aspect of the trail.

Nicely maintained trail with beautiful views of Santa Fe and surrounding mountains.

You can not get into this trail! Some idiot put a private business and is a gated locked camp now!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a gorgeous trail! However, as many others have said, I don't think it is for beginners. I would say intermediate, due to the steep inclines and having to cross several streams over slippery rocks. My husband and I were fine, but I would imagine an older couple might have trouble.

hiking
7 months ago

This is such a beautiful trail! We did this hike, and many others, during our time in NM. If you have the time be sure to turn off on some of the trails along the way, as there are some beautiful surprises. We followed a tip by another hiker and went down a trail (I believe it was called "Trail #160) to the left shortly the wooden walk-way over a creek and ended up going through a bunch of aspen trees and out into a huge open valley, which our dogs LOVED! Awesome area, enjoy!

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