Boca Negra Canyon Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Boca Negra Canyon Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.7 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers

A series of short trails in Albuquerque's Boca Negra canyon.

13 days ago

In a word... Petroglyphs :D

1 month ago

Fun short hike

1 month ago

I have been here a million times! Each time I always see something new! Lizards,chipmunks and even a squirrel this time! Great for all ages. Please respect the Petroglyphs!! I cannot stress than enough!

2 months ago

Short hike from the parking area up a nice trail (but might be steep for those with leg problems) up to a nice vantage point overlooking the area. Several petroglyphs are seen from the trail.

3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun short trail to get your hike going. It's paved and has some concrete steps along the way.

5 months ago

Our first trail on our honeymoon to the southwest in 2014, and still one of the most memorable for me. The weather was perfect (yes, pleasant weather in late July/early August) and the views amazing! Like Rinconada Canyon, we will be going on this trail a lot once we move to Albuquerque later this summer.

6 months ago

Rocky lava trail that is moderately steep. Includes stairs and roped off areas at certain points. The history included on the plaques is interesting. Very nice way to explore the hill and petroglyphs.

6 months ago

not very long, but has nice views from the top

8 months ago

Great views and lots of fun history. It's a little rocky and you have to climb a little so maybe not best for elderly.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The petroglyphs were awesome, rough, rocky, well maintained trail

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Super short and a lot of stopping to look at the petroglyphs, but the rocky terrain is nice.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This trail is about viewing Petrogylphs, not so much about the hike experience. Great place to take visitors to ABQ.

off road driving
Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Friday, August 14, 2015

If you have young kids and you want to help stimulate their interest in archaelogy you can't go wrong with Boca Negra Canyon. This series of trails, tucked into an otherwise anonymous neighborhood in Albuquerque offers lots of visual gems and good rock scrabbling for kids ages 7 - 14 or so. You and the kids can get right up to many petroglyphs and make up stories about them or debate what they depict. Is that an alien or a man wearing an antler's head as a mask? You decide. Not great in the summer as it will be sweltering and there are no trees on this sandy trail.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Fun and easy hike on a cooler day. lots of petroglyphs to see too