Chamisa Trail

MODERATE 82 reviews

Chamisa Trail is a 4.5 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
13 days ago

Steep climb with sharp drop offs. Not many overlooks, but beautiful trail through the trees. Just great to be in Santa Fe!

2 months ago

after a weeks worth of rain, was hiking up a rillet and able to use the pinecone dams for dry footing. forest department volunteers were working on the trail to repair rain damage. there was a lone western scarlet gilia in the meadow. beautiful trail on a wet day.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. TAKE A PICTURE OF TRAIL MAP. We took a wrong turn and ended up on Bishops lodge. Had to Uber back to our car 5 mi away, which doesn't sound bad, however it sounds horrible when you've already walked 7.5mi that day.

3 months ago

very steep, most of trail very close to sharp drop...the alternative, supposedly more difficult route, is much nicer with a more gradual incline. both paths go to the same location

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous views, went labor day weekend and did not encounter too many people. Only one dog was on a leash. Stop often to rest and listen to the trees sing in the wind. At the top of the ridge before coming back on the loop, there are other trails to explore. Had lunch at the top. It was nice ending with the meadow; it was all easy down hill to wildflowers, bees, and young aspens.

4 months ago

Beautiful. Quiet. A lovely escape

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is a favorite little trail we do. We have lived in Santa Fe a year and this was one of our firsts. It's easy and quick and you can still get a little workout in. Friendly people, lots a dogs and well hiked trail.

4 months ago

the trail was nice and marked.... after reaching the end i tool another trail that i ended up hiking 13.6 miles.... overall was a nice trail

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail although it was too much for my mother and aunt who were in town to visit due to lack of physical ability. I'll be going back though for sure

5 months ago

Has been a favorite for the last 25 years. Just a fun quick hike, but can be much longer by connecting trails. Easy to follow and mostly shady.

5 months ago

Good solid trail. Nice and shady for those hot days.

6 months ago

This was our first trail after moving here to Santa Fe. I must say this trail was AMAZING!!! Spectacular views, easy to follow trail. We definitely are coming back!

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike at Chamisa Trail today!!

6 months ago

Great day hike in the forest.

hiking
8 months ago

Solid, beautiful hike. At the top of the circuit people apparently do yoga. Lots of nature.

9 months ago

Watch out for ice, I slid down quite a ways today

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike, beautiful forest, need grips/spikes on shoes for ice

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

Two routes will take you to the same place. Alternate route (more difficult), and the regular route. Regular route is very beautiful, gradual uphill, until you pass a trail intersection. Downhill to the creek is very shaded, and pretty. Meets up with Windsor Trail at the creek. I have not done difficult route.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This trail has two very different personalities in close proximity. While traveling through the upper, a mountainous, and the lower a beginning of transition into lower altitudes. At the end of the trail and it's intersection with longer trails of subconscious, there awaits a creek by which I sat for rest and writing before returning to homelessness.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

we wanted a short afternoon hike before dinner. from the parking lot go up the right side and you will immediately get an uphill climb. lasts about 1 Mile and gets more gradual half way up. coming back down is simple just make the sharp turn around when you hit the marker at the top. we could have taken other trails but chose to make it short. took about 45 minutes and clocked in at 2.6 miles by going that route. great little trail for sure.

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