Clear Creek Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cimarron, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Length4.1 miElevation gain1,043 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingRunningForestViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownRocky
Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (229)
Photos (302)
Activities (178)
Completed (295)
View user's profile page
Brand On
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 11, 2021
Hiking

Amazing trail!! Few fairly steep areas in the back half but there's a total of 4 waterfalls. Each waterfall gets better and better. Most of the creeks have a slap of wood across it so your feet don't get wet.

View Brand's activity
View user's profile page
Nathan Shaw
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 11, 2021
Hiking

Great trail. Tons of waterfalls and a nice view, if you're willing to work for it. Not much ice/snow on the trail except when the trail turns away from the stream and goes uphill. Even then, you don't need spikes. We figured it out and left postholes for others following who want to go up to the view. It's a steep climb up!

View user's profile page
Andrew Gordon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 9, 2021
SnowshoeingRocky

Can’t help but laugh at people giving the trail a low rating because it has snow on it. If you want to hike this November through early April, bring a spare pair of crampons so you can make it up the steep part. It does snow here and when it melts, ice forms overnight. Overall quite a gorgeous hike in the woods with a crystal clear stream (hence the name) and several 20-30 foot waterfalls. Best in May during the melt!

View user's profile page
Angela Cobian
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 28, 2021
Hiking

I would have gone all the way, but the snow was too deep and we didn’t have snowshoes. It was still a gorgeous hike and they did a great job of clearly marking the trail, even with all the snow. Be careful cross thing the road if you have dogs

View Angela's activity
View user's profile page
Ally Maged
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMarch 2, 2021
Hiking

Snowed in less than a mile into the trail can’t even climb through cause it was an uphill slide but I’m sure it’ll be gorgeous when it melts a little more

View Ally's activity
View user's profile page
mo galitski
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 12, 2020
Hiking
View mo's activity
View user's profile page
Duncan Silvert-Noftle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2020
Hiking

Great morning hike with the pup. Creek was flowing the entire trail. Some very nice small waterfalls. Didn’t see any other people out there.

View Duncan's activity
View user's profile page
Cristina MK
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 17, 2020
Nature tripsGreat!Scramble

Beautiful solo hike. The views about 1.75 miles in were spectacular. The hike left me winded but I was carrying a heavy backpack. Good incline and a well-defined trail. I stopped where the AllTrails map seemed to end which was about 2.2 miles from the trailhead. Like others said, the trailhead is not behind the big sign at the parking lot, but is to the left on the other side of the guard rail. I’ve done some great hikes this year, but this was my favorite.

View Cristina's activity
View user's profile page
Shanna Jarrett
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 12, 2020

Our family of 4 (kids ages 16 and 11) plus our 15 pound dog really enjoyed this shady trail. Having the creek along the trail and multiple waterfalls to discover was wonderful. Our 11 yo and the dog were getting tired so we turned around at the second waterfall at 1.6 miles in. As noted by others, there are a few places where you have to scramble up/down some rocks/steep areas but otherwise it's fairly easy. Also good to note that the trailhead is not the huge sign by the parking area but by the smaller sign to the north, across the bridge.

View user's profile page
Misty Davis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 8, 2020
Hiking
View Misty's activity
View user's profile page
Kari @GetSidetracked
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 4, 2020
HikingGreat!

Perfect fall hike with Aspens and waterfalls in the mountains of NM! Some scrambling up rocks second half up.

View Kari's activity
View user's profile page
Phillip Stoffel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 26, 2020
Hiking
View Phillip's activity
View user's profile page
ReSy !
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 26, 2020
Hiking
View ReSy's activity
View user's profile page
Jupi ◇
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 26, 2020
HikingGreat!RockyScramble
View Jupi's activity
View user's profile page
Craig Vittitoe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 25, 2020
Hiking

Completed the trail today without our little dog on a lease per yesterday. Glorious day with clear blue sky. Leaves are changing their colors. Heard the flow of Clear Creek throughout. First waterfall about one mile in with more thereafter. The 12 footer waterfall is about 1.6 miles in. Beautifully. Several-many-pictures. P.S. The Trailhead is located about 150 yards across the small bridge just North of the big Clear Creek sign, say 6 feet by 10 feet. There is a false trail behind that big sign that will lead you to a mistake and lose of time. Use the Trailhead that is marked north of the big sign. Best-

View Craig's activity
View user's profile page
Craig Vittitoe
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 24, 2020
Hiking

The trail has some beautiful senary including a mountain stream along much of the trail course. Turned back because to much trail with a small dog on a leash! Trail obscure at certain points with fallen trees, etc. We try it again leaving Ginger behind.

View Craig's activity
View user's profile page
Suzanne Sanderson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 21, 2020
WalkingFeeRocky

I thought this was a great hike. It’s gorgeous right now with all the leaves changing. There were moments of looking around to make sure I was still on the trail, but easily figured it out. Always go across the man made bridges.

View user's profile page
Shannon O'Neill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 21, 2020
HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Loved it! Only one mile to get to the first waterfall! Get ready to scramble up some steep areas.

View user's profile page
Amber Hollis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 19, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful!

View Amber's activity
View user's profile page
Douglas Paddock
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 16, 2020
Hiking
View Douglas's activity
View user's profile page
Ishan Patel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 7, 2020
Hiking
View Ishan's activity
View user's profile page
Thomas Poth
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 28, 2020
Nature trips

Great hike! Numerous waterfalls ranging from 12 to 35ft. Aside from a few areas the trail is very developed. The last push to the end of the hike is the most difficult

View user's profile page
felice Grabowski
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 24, 2020
Hiking

Really lovely, shaded hike along a creek you get to pass over and back all along the way. Waterfalls surprise you along the way. We climbed past the All Trails end to a nice open area for lunch - that end parts steep!! there is one patch half way along that is rocky and steep along a high edge, eek! but doable for me and the kids loved the adventure. Only saw one other couple along the whole route. great outing! We did get a warning citation for out of state plates. My mistake, we thought it was National Forest land, not State Park.

View felice's activity
View user's profile page
Ben Orfanos
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 22, 2020
Hiking

Absolutely amazing trail! Highly recommend doing this trail. There is a trail that leads past the AllTrails map another mile or so and brings you up into much higher elevation. Some fallen logs were on the trail, and at the beginning you walked on some rock, but nothing too bad with a good pair of shoes. We saw one family and two other groups on the trail, hikers of all ages. A late afternoon shower made it seem like a race against the clock back down, but it only added to the fun. Dogs are welcome but I wouldn’t bring an inexperienced puppy or overweight senior dog. 5/5, one of the best shorter trails of our trip here.

View Ben's activity
Showing results 1 - 24 of 229