Summit Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Summit Trail is a 15.7 mile out and back trail located near Capitan, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
15.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4412 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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1 month ago

I hiked this trail in March. The trail was pretty overgrown with thorn bushes. I made it 5 miles before my dog and I could not cross the amount of dead and fallen trees. It was a fun hike but I was wearing shorts and by the time I got back to the trailhead my legs were scratched pretty badly and every step hurt. The trail needs some serious maintenance and the final mile or two towards Capitan Peak were not passable without doing some 'balance beam' moves over the downed trees.