Cedar Creek Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Cedar Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

1 month ago

needs better markings.

3 months ago

Less of a hike, more of a stroll. Should be rated easy. Good forest views

3 months ago

great trail for good walk

hiking
5 months ago

Fabulous. Many trail choices. Well kept up.

8 months ago

Very nice hike! Will do again.

8 months ago

Great trail. Lovely flowers and got to see a Texas Horned Toad Lizard. This trail had quite a few folks on it of various ages. Would recommend this easy to follow trail.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a fun trail that's easy to get to and provides a good workout for 60 year old plus folks like us.
Don't expect published maps to look like the trail. The member shared tracks are much more helpful.

hiking
8 months ago

This entire trail system has been rerouted from the maps on AllTrails. The new system is the best of the best (along with the Grindstone area)!

We did not have the new map and weather was rolling in so we ended up bushwhacking back on the old trail to avoid a severe thunderstorm.

Get a new map and stick to the trail - they are all awesome. I see deer EVERY time.

9 months ago

Only issue was that we couldn't enjoy the hike because storms were threatening us the whole time.

Other than that, it is a great little hike. I consider it similar to Divisadero in Taos.

9 months ago

Loved it! Great views of Ruidoso and perfect weather. We took our two girls ( 6&12) and they really enjoyed it.

hiking
9 months ago

On our first day in Ruidoso we did this amazing hike. Just a few feet from the parking lot, we were by ourselves, and that was the case the entire trail. Most people seem to stay close to the road (the lower creek trail). At about a mile up, we saw this beautiful female elk. She was not afraid of humans and allowed us to take pictures and videos. Although I had downloaded this map, it did not seem correct in a few locations. Luckily the trail itself had excellent signage, which we followed. The map was frequently showing us off trail, and it was not just a bit; it was very much off. The other maps we used for other trails did not have this problem.

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3 months ago

recorded cedar creek trail system

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recorded Cedar Creek Trail

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