Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in White Mountain Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
11 days ago

Took me a little over 2.5 hours roundtrip but I began hiking up the service road. I recommend either starting at the bottom of 108 or parking at one of the two clearings along the road if you want a longer and more challenging hike. The final steep is tricky due to loose rocks but definitely worth the effort and part of the fun. Should have packed a second layer as it was super windy at the summit, otherwise it was a great hike.

Be ready to hike for the day. I did this with my wife and dog and it took us from 9am-4:30ish with a few stops and lunch. Overall, it was a great trail. We got to see elk hiking in mountains across the canyon from us. The views are spectacular once you get up in the mountains and out of the trees. I would do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with a great view at the top. It’s harder as you get closer to the peak. I’m 6 foot 290 pounds, and it took me 2.5 hours to get up with a dozen stops, and 45 minutes to get down. It is harder coming down at the peak because of the grade and loose rock.

4 months ago

great hike! harder than moderate but well worth it!

This is a great trail I saw two Elk mid-way down Turkey Canyon. I recommend going clockwise, starting out with the Argentina Canyon Trail and come down the Turkey Canyon. The trail is extremely steep when you come off the Crest Trail onto Turkey Canyon.

backpacking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail - would be best trekked in October, as the leaves are brightest at this altitude during that time. We hiked in November and it was still stunning. The views from the crest trail at White Horse Hill were worth the climb (trail tops out right about 10,000 ft).

hiking
7 months ago

Great views. It’s a tough hike but the short distance makes up for it. Loose rocks in spots so coming back down can be tricky.

Great hike in the White mountain wilderness, views from clear water trail are great

hiking
7 months ago

All the trails that go to Crest #25 are some of the best in the area, this is one of my favorite, with great views of the Tularosa basin

hiking
8 months ago

great trail. summer rains have beautiful wildflowers growing. 2nd time this summer. will complete again in fall just to see the changes in landscape

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great moderate hike with beautiful scenery. I loved following the creek and hearing the water. We did not do the loop but chose to hike in for over an hour and turn around. It's been one of my favorite hikes over all.

We just hiked a mile in (had a 4 year old with me), but it was absolutely gorgeous! Well marked trail, lush forests with no burn sections, several scenic creek crossings, and two abandoned mine shafts! Towards the one mile mark it starts getting steep, so it is probably a moderate trail overall, but if you're looking for an easy family hike, the first mile of Turkey Canyon is where it's at!

Great trail! Could definitely get lost without the app on your first time! Gorgeous views!!

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike but if hesitate to rate this trail Moderate. The final mile is steep and the trail is loose, not packed. Otherwise, great views, cool breeze and we'll worth the trip.

Toughest 1 mile I have hiked. The amazing view at the end was worth it! keep your eyes open for elk, turkey, and horny toads.

Great trail.

11 months ago

Nogal was an interesting Peak - as there are "no" switchbacks - just a straight uphill climb. There are several places with loose rock where you need to watch your footing going up AND down , but no crosstimbered steps going up that can get old - just a few rocky places to actually step up at. Overall I appreciated the style of trail rather than the 100 switchback method of gaining elevation. Highly recommended - a nice reward at the summit

11 months ago

Beautiful views at the top and all along the way.

hiking
11 months ago

I live in Ruidoso so I've done this hike six times and I never regret it. The views change depending on the time of year with Fall being the prettiest. Don't make the mistake of going straight at about 3/4 up, you take a sharp right then continue straight to the top. Probably my favorite hike in the White Mt Widerness.

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice hike that is worth the effort!

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