Bosque Trail

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Bosque Trail is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Corrales, New Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.9 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running


bird watching




wild flowers


city walk

The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail, known to locals as "the Bosque," (pronounced Boss - key) is one of the premier bicycle trails in the southwestern United States. It is even better in early October during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Not only is early fall a good time to ride the trail due to cooler weather, but your chances of spotting gorgeously colorful balloons in the wee hours of the morning is much better, also. The trail is right in the city of Albuquerque, it gets used quite heavily. Yet it never seems crowded and, like on most trails, the bikers, strollers, and skaters all seem happy to be outside enjoying this gem of a trail. And, as an added bonus in addition to the Rio Grande River scenery, the friendly people, and the perfectly graded trail ride, you may be lucky enough to spot a roadrunner, coyote, or deer along the trail.

mountain biking
7 days ago

It was kinda ugly. No wildlife, no vegetation.

mountain biking
23 days ago

With the Rio Grande River overflow at Tingley going North I had to take the paved road for about a mile then jump right back on the dirt trail following the river it’s always a great ride and lots of nice people out there it’s one of my happy places to ride on the weekends always going back keep in mind the trail is on the east side of the river

road biking
5 months ago

Flat, paved multi-use trail along the Rio Grande river. Very flat and mostly straight, can get boring on a bike (it all looks the same). We were advised by locals to stay north of Center Street.

7 months ago


mountain biking
10 months ago

fun trail to do with kids to take them out and enjoy being out on bikes. plenty to see if you like the bosque . only reminder I have for people is to remember the trail is on east side of river.

road biking
10 months ago

We drive 4 hours from El Paso just to ride on this trail once or twice a year... We love it.

11 months ago

I go to the Bosque trail all the time. I park in the Alameda Open Space parking lot. It’s the only parking area with bathroom access. The trial itself is flat and paved. It’s usually pretty crowded on the weekends but it’s secluded from main roads and has some shade from the cottonwood trees. You’ll pass by a few farms and see some horses on the trail occasionally. You can access the river from the main trail at some areas as well.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Highly disappointed. Walking trail we picked went along backyards. Little shade, and good luck finding a map and dust in-between my toes.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Very nice walk!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

great way to train for marathons, bike races or even just a walk with the family. I live on the west side and have done this trail from beginning to end for years. It is big enough that provide different experiences and accessible enough for even the most casual of hikes.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Love this trail as it runs right next to the Rio Grande. Best time to go is early morning less traffic and dogs. Encountered a few Coyotes but they fear you more than you fear them.

trail running
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beautiful trail along the Rio Grande River! I didn’t see anyone else on the trail so it was a very peaceful workout. The trail is soft. Parking is available along several acequias — I recommend starting in Corrales because the trail is soft dirt instead of pavement and it isn’t as crowded as entry points further south. Enjoy!

road biking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

excellent paved bike/hike trail. more like mini road. well maintained.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Great for biking. Never have to cross a street.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday, August 05, 2017

very good trail a little soft in some areas but otherwise really good trail

Friday, July 07, 2017

I really enjoy this trail. I am a lover of running, walking, cycling and just getting lost. To me the Bosque is perfect for those moments you just need to be alone in nature, without having to travel so far.

road biking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Bosque trail is great for bikers, walkers, and roller bladers. I visited for the first time on Memorial Day. The Alameda parking lot was packed at 9AM, and there were a lot of people on the trail near each parking area, but the trail actually didn't seem that crowded. Almost everyone was courteous. The trail is flat and extremely well-maintained. I rode from Alameda to Bridge Blvd and back (roughly 20 miles roundtrip), so got to see the biopark, zoo, and beach. It's greener than most of ABQ, which is nice. As this is the only bike trail near me that isn't broken up by intersections, I will definitely be back. Next time I'm going to try parking at Boxing Bear since we ended up there anyway!

trail running
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This review is for trail running. I give this trail a bad review because I just don't like it. Here are the reasons: I feel like I'm running in a post-apocalyptic world when I'm on this trail. It's flat and ugly and it reminds me of everything I dislike about NM. I realize I'm in the minority on this trail. But I can't stand it. It's just boring. Pros: If you like easy trails (flat), and seeing people riding their bikes and the dirty river or the scraggly bushes then this trail will be great. You can find shade if you're running the spurs that branch off the main trail you'll find shade of course. Honestly I don't know why so many people love the Bosque. I guess it's because you get to see a lot of people and the trail is flat. But I think it's pretty ugly in places.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Peaceful walk, not strenuous at all. Ground was even, kid friendly. Pretty muddy this time of year though.

Monday, December 05, 2016

The unpaved Bosque is shaded single track heaven in NM! Mountain bikers barely care about this place thanks to the Foothills. Rewarding place to ride if you can live with zero elevation gain on your Strava app!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Very flat and wide enough to accommodate both bikers and walkers. There are 2 trails, one on either side of the river but the wide dirt "lower" trail is trafficked by horses so proceed with caution. Trail says it is not open until 7am but when we showed up the gate wasn't locked.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016


road biking
Friday, August 05, 2016

A great ride in Albuquerque. Start at the parking lot at Alameda Blvd and the river. Ride it to "The End of Albuquerque" and back. The ride is flat but scenic. Boxing Bear Brewing is a half-mile from where you parked -- a nice way to finish the day.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Easy, with a pretty view of the river right next to you. Very easy to walk alongside.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nice and flat

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

it was awesome! There are trails for both mountain bikes and road bikes.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Super easy; more of a walk than a hike. Always picturesque in one way or another! I'm going to upload some great ones from fall...

road biking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Safe and east

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Great clean and wide

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