Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail

MODERATE 108 reviews
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Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately 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 options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
846 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

22 days ago

Hiked this last week. Perfect hike for a sunny day as altitude and shade were in abundance. We extended the hike north on the Windsor trail to make it a total of 8.5 miles. Would do this one again.

trail running
1 month ago

Hadn't been on that trail in about 10 years. Use to mountain bike that regularly. Still a great trail. Lots of people anymore but still worth it. Keep your ears out once you hit Windsor. Bikers come up faster then you run, unless you're Usain Bolt.

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging and fun

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty much as advertised. Loop trail that’s down hill outbound and up hill back to TH. We took a few breaks on the return leg. Great workout fior my 61 yr old knees.

5 months ago

A very good moderate trail. well maintained hard pack with various gradual inclines and declines. no views since the trail winds through the forest only. a good workout!

hiking
5 months ago

The trail was horribly marked and very deceiving. It was supposed to be a 4 mile loop, but that was not the case as we got lost twice and ended up hiking about 12 miles. Be careful with the trailhead markings!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice forest hike in the snow.

6 months ago

I like this trail; however, the last couple times, I was interrupted en route by a herd of cattle blocking the trail! No way around them, so I had to turn around & go back.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice leisurely walk through the forest and along a river. Pleasurable despite being a down and back up hike, it’s an easy grade all the way. It’s well shaded and a very good path that is very popular, especially with dogs often off leash. It’s rated moderate, but is on the easy side of the category. It’s worth lingering along the river.

8 months ago

Perfect hike.

8 months ago

Shady trail in forest down to creek and back. Many dogs off leash.

8 months ago

Good day hike! It wad a little hard towards the end considering we are newbies. Everyone is super friendly and has their dogs with them.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Great 2 hoot hike...get your 10000 steps!

10 months ago

Great hike. A little challenging at the end if you are not acclimated. It is definitely a strong moderate trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike through beautiful pine and aspen forest. Cool and shady, could be done any time of day. There were a lot of people on the trail, but not so many that we didn't get periods of solitude. Gorgeous country. The Windsor trail section along tesuque creek was great. Mostly easy with a couple of moderate stretches. Some long uphill sections so do be adjusted to the altitude..,

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is another favorite. We are starting to branch out after getting the Santa Fe day hiking book, but this trail we do often. It is a little more strenuous, you get a good workout in. Smaller parking lot, but you can park along the road.
The hike has shade and you can go along the Windsor trail if you want to extend your hike.
This trail is about a 2 hour hike for the fast hikers, a little longer is you stop and linger and take in the beauty!

10 months ago

Perfect first hike on visit to Santa Fe. Shaded, forest air.

11 months ago

We hiked from left to right and missed the turn from Trail 254 onto 150. We added about 2 miles to the the 4 mile trail. The trails and scenery are lovely. Thank goodness for the creek. It makes for a restful, refreshing stop.

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Well shaded to escape the sun. Wouldn't say it's somewhere between easy and moderate.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Did this trail last week and loved it! There are mountain bikers out there but all respectful of hikers.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

Pretty trail, not difficult if the elevation doesn't bother you. Would have been easier if I had bothered to look at the profile....

trail running
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful forested hike/run loop to Tesuque Creek. Clearly marked, lots of people on a Sunday (to be expected).

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fairly easy hike in a beautiful, shaded area.

Monday, June 05, 2017

nice trail, well kept. map at trailhead was very helpful as one particular intersection (where windsor and barrego trails) was a little confusing.

it was approximately 4.9 miles per my smartphone pedometer. not too heavily traveled this Sunday morning.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Hiked this today. So beautiful. The creek meanders next to you most of the hike. Definitely recommend.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Very nice trail.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

No snow at all. What an amazing trail. River was flowing and it was an amazing sight. The route was filled with sufficient climbs and descents. Will definitely do it again

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Simple loop trail with lots of nature. The trail crosses over a creek a couple times and it's very beautiful especially with all the melt water. There was lots of snow on the trail when I went but it was still easy to navigate and the trail is well marked with signs. I would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

We started out that April morning for the tesugue north fork trail but it was too cold and snowy. Our option two turned out to be the perfect hike of our trip to Santa Fe. More cover than the Atalaya trail and less snow than the nambe lake trail, this route cruises through easy switchbacks onto whimsical creek basins. The trail was superbly maintained.

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