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Best trails in Santa Fe National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico? AllTrails has 115 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 64 moderate trails in Santa Fe National Forest ranging from 0.7 to 67.4 miles and from 5,465 to 12,024 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Nambe Lake Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
This is a really nice hike that starts at the Santa Fe Ski Area parking lot. Look for the Windsor Trail sign and there is not a Nambe Trail sign at the start point. The trail starts off with a moderatShow more
#2 - Atalaya Mountain Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
This is a short day hike from St. Johns College trail head east side of the city of Santa Fe, NM into the edge of the Santa Fe National forest. Show more
#3 - McCauley Hot Springs
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Please note that as of June 2020 the hot springs remain closed due to COVID-19, but the trail is open.Show more
#4 - Picacho Peak Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Note: As of June 2019, the beginning of the trail is CLOSED due to the river, but you can easily pick it up on the other side of the trail.Show more
#5 - Rio En Medio Falls
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Please be respectful of locals, and do NOT park in front of no parking signs. Do not trespass on private property. Parking is extremely limited for this trail, so please be sure to only park in designShow more
#6 - Deception Peak and Lake Peak
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Deception Peak and Lake Peak is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trShow more
#7 - Chamisa Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Chamisa Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#8 - Tesuque Peak via Aspen Vista Trail FR 102
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
Tesuque Peak via Aspen Vista Trail FR 102 is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a Show more
#9 - East Fork Trail via Las Conchas Trailhead
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
-The summer hours are 8 AM - 8 PM daily -Telephone number is 575-829-4100 -There is now an entry fee of $20 per vehicle but all activities in the preserve are free after that http://www.fs.usda.gov/rShow more
#10 - Jemez Falls Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19. Easy hike to waterfall from camp ground. Also accessible from the East Fork Trail. Check out the hot springs in Jemez. Not as long ofShow more
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