Bar Canyon Loop Trail

EASY 96 reviews

Bar Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike through a narrowing canyon to a natural water fall. Begin the hike at the trailhead. Stay to the right, follow the trail counter-clockwise. At 1.5 miles there is a junction where the trail divides. You can follow the loop to the left, or continue straight ahead to the old rock house and the waterfall. At 1.63 miles you reach the old rock house. Continue down this trail to the waterfall. The trail will head to the right, up a small hill, then left into a narrow dead-end canyon. The waterfall is all the way back. To finish the loop, return the the junction where the trail divided. Turn right, and follow the trail back to the trailhead.

hiking
3 days ago

Was a great hike and lots of fun! Too bad the waterfall want running.

20 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Walking on this trail is something that my granddaughter Natalia and I enjoy a lot. We did it again in a beautiful day, fresh weather although it was almost the month of may. This time the waterfall had very little water, but nice to see and enjoy climbing the rocks .Ideal hike with beautiful views to do with the family, we will definitely visit it again.

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1 month ago

Flat and easy, with nice rock scenery. Hailed on our way down with little protection, so be sure to check the forecast beforehand!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Gorgeous views close to town. Great birding.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

We read the reviews (which mentions that small kids and elderly people can easily walk this trail) and that it was rated at level 'easy.' We expected a paved walk, but it was gravel. We understand kids can walk it because it's flat and it's not like you have to do rockclimbing, but looking back we didn't think it was super easy. We took a few hours getting to the waterfall and back, so that alone for us made it harder than easy (but not challenging either). We walked during the hottest part of the day and we had to take some breaks.

Views were great, plants and mountains beautiful, nice breeze. Our favorite part was walking back when the sun was going down. Take flashlights just in case you hang out at the waterfall longer than you expected. Waterfall, by the way, is maybe half a meter wide, at most, when we went there in March. People without this app asked us where to go a few times.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome day hike. Waterfall in the middle of the Dessert, pretty surreal. Home-spoiled dogs got worn out and woke up with sore pads.

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2 months ago

Took my 8 year old and my fit 70 year old father there. It was a great hike and was glad to see a waterfall at the end. On a scale of one to ten (one being easy and 10 being hardest) id give it a 3.5.

2 months ago