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Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail

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Hyde Memorial State Park

Borrego-Bear Wallow-Winsor Triangle Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily 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.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 846 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

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Reviews (417)
Photos (213)
Recordings (319)
Completed (507)
Samantha Harrington
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WalkingGreat!

As the other reviews have said, this is a perfect trail for a hot summer day! It was so nice meandering through the forest where there was plenty of shade. Lots of butterflies along the way! About a mile or so in there is a nice meadow with big logs that makes a perfect spot to stop and sit to have a snack. Also the end is no joke! Uphill the entire last part of the triangle!

Crystal NM
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Hiking

Love this hike. Easy trail. First time took Winsor up about a mile and a half to some beautiful meadows before we realized we were off the right trail, but was not mad at all. Second time took the kids and let them play in the water. They really enjoyed it and made great time.

Jen Bantel
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Hiking

Great advice abt the switchbacks, I would have been off-trail otherwise! I am out of shape so this was hard for me and I still got lost going the wrong way on Windsor. I know now! Also, whichever way you go, the trail ends uphill, for your energy .

jessica sager
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Hiking
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Alex Cohen
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Hiking

Great hike. First time ever solo hiking. As others have mentioned, there’s plenty of shade. There’s also some water about half way thru that the pup swam in. At about 1.5 miles in, there’s a switchback you need to take (veer right if you’re going counterclockwise). I went straight and ended up off trail for a few hundred feet.

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Makanani M
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Slow jogged hiked this trail in an hour and 25 minutes clockwise because I could jog a larger percentage of it going that route. GPS failed briefly.

Yun Yao
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Hiking

Nice hike in the forest with a soothing creek along part of the trail. The trail is mostly shaded, so it's great for hiking in the summer.

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Xiaohan Wang
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HikingOver grownScramble

Easy trail and shaded. Very nice in the summer time

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Gabaccia M
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Hiking

Great shaded trail for the hot summer days.

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Ann P
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Hiking

Great trail!

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Hannah Mackey
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HikingRocky

A great variation of trails, and easy to follow

G M
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Hiking

This is a very pleasant walk and is not too strenuous. There are some incredible views and a beautiful stream. It is nicely shaded, and well used by locals and their dogs.

S Chavez
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Hiking

Did this last week, gets really crowded w/ hikers & mountain bikers. Hit the trail early. Nice shady hike, definitely a forest hike.

Caroline Randall
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Hiking

Good shade, definitely challenging climb at that altitude but not impossible. Well marked, heavy traffic on a Sunday, nice hike.

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Joni Dischner
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HikingRocky

Nice shady walk in the woods. Tesuque Creek runs along a small portion of the trail and you cross it twice. The switchbacks up and out were pretty brutal for a fat lady out of shape from quarantine, but I stopped often and enjoyed the lovely smell of the forest.

Jeff George
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Hiking

Great maintained trail. Very popular with mountain bikers. While wide most of the way, there are sections where only one can cross at a time.

Whit Makes
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HikingRocky

Great trail. Nice and shaded, beautiful spots along the river. It is an intense elevation gain, which makes parts hard. Also I recorded closer to 4 miles from the trail head.

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Lee Webster
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Hiking

Borrego Bear Wallow

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Roland Pabst
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Hiking

This is a special trail. The first half goes down and then the second goes up. You hike in the middle of narrow valleys with trees surrounding you. At the 1st Fork we kept left. Then follow the small river along the Windsor Trail. Back via Borrego Trail. It is a wonderful hike. If you are spoiled seeing for miles into the distance, this one does not offer you the view, but compensates withe a well kept trail and waving trees in the wind.

Elizabeth D
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Hiking

Great trail - mostly woods. One large creek running through with a few waterfalls, but not super close to the path. A few views of nearby mountains. Overall a great trail though not my most favorite. Pretty crowded for Santa Fe

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Steve H.
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Hiking

Great loop trail, nice small Aspen forests along the way & back part follows a creek. Went counter clockwise & really enjoyed. Last 1/3 is mostly uphill & got winded a bit with the elevation.

Roy Mollenkamp
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Hiking

Great trail. Excellent conditions as of 4/4/2020

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Mary Mathis
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Hiking

great walk in the woods. lots to see. huge climb at the end for those who are not acclimated to the altitude yet, be aware! it’s tough.

Saeed Jaffer
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Gretchen Walther
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HikingSnow
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Tracy G
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Hiking

This is a very shaded, well cleared trail. The aspen in their golden leaves were beautiful! Trail is enough of a challenge for kids but not so hard they would quit.

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JJ James
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Hiking

Perhaps this trail is more interesting by bike. Or when the wildflowers are out. Today was disappointing and really just a walk in the woods. Barely even a glimpse of the amazing autumn colors on display further up the road. One positive: a decent enough work out on the way back up.

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