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Explore a fossiliferous Pliocene-aged site! Did you know horses evolved in North America? The Hagerman Horse, Equus simplicidens, was the first true horse but its bones most closely resembled Grevy

I love this Trail! This is a very easy, well maintained trail with only a slight uphill section. It is 2.7 miles round trip, has two beautiful ponds on it, and the birding here is spectacular. It is located within Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, so be sure to stop at the visitor center for a trail map and more information about this and other trails on The Refuge.

Very pretty, heard some snorts in the woods. Saw Road Runners, Cranes and a single Turkey. We hiked the small 2 mile trail. Very easy, bring extra water in the summer. I would definitely recommend the 2.5 mile hike for easy hiking.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Flat, mostly open plains, a lot of sun, not very exciting as most trails go.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

This trail starts at the intersection of refuge road and wildlife road. There is a gate that you can walk around to start the trail. There is only enough parking area for a couple of cars. For the first two miles you can walk along the old railroad bed. It is raised 2 to 4 feet above the surrounding fields. At the 0.8 mile mark you enter the trees which adds interest and helps block the wind. At the 1.5 mile mark you come to the gate at Terry Lane. If you hop the gate and the one of the other side of Terry Lane the trail continues east but is not as well maintained and doesn't get near as much usage. Check out the first bridge east of Terry lane, it is stamped with a date of 1926.
At the east end of the railroad bed you can turn left (north) and walk along the refuge boundary and explore that tract. Or you can jog to the south a few feet then continue east. When you get to the eastern most part of the refuge you can turn south along the fence line and continue until you come to the creek bed. I have yet to find a way over that creek so its back to the old rail line and back across Terry Lane. There is another side trail that can be taken to the north that takes you up toward Hagerman road. Anytime you leave the old rail bed the trail goes through taller grass but is still easy to follow.

Fun trail, wide, lightly used. The official trail is a 2.7 mile loop that covers the western part of this tract of land. At the NE corner of the official loop I turned east and followed the fence line of the refuge. Much of this part of the unofficial trail gets mowed from time to time making it a moderate walk. Occasional sightings of deer, wild hogs, squirrels and many birds. Off the trail there is mostly thick forest but also some small open fields. The southern part of this unofficial trail is thru a field. Follow the game trails thru the tall grass to get back to the main trail.
Alternately, you can skip the eastern part of this tract of land, stay on the main trail for an easy 2.7 mile loop trail.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Monday, October 12, 2015

I walked 3 miles of this trail. The first section is a mostly-shaded paved trail that loops around. Half-way through the loop, there's an option to tak another 1-mile unpaved loop around a pond. There are some bluebird boxes and bird blinds along the way. From there you can take another 2 mile unpaved loop through mostly open area. The trailhead for this is right across the road from the Visitors Center at Hagerman NWR.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

This is a nice short half-mile trail through a wooded area at Hagerman NWR. It's well marked. There are also some markers showing native plants. There's a Viewing Tower, but it's currently closed. As it was a hot bright 90 F afternoon, I saw few birds other than a Red Tail Hawk and a Vulture.

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Monday, October 05, 2015

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014