Continental Divide Trail Segment 7

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Continental Divide Trail Segment 7 is a 7.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Silver City, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.5 miles
1,561 feet
Point to Point


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


no dogs

The hike is best done as a shuttle. Drop a vehicle off at the ending access point at Little Walnut Road,a paved road heading North out of Silver City. It becomes a dirt road ( Forest Rd 506), just past the Little Walnut Picnic area. Continue approx. 1.9 miles further to the trailhead where there is plenty of room to park. Then drive to the beginning Trailhead North of Pinos Altos to begin the hike. The chances of meeting another person(s) is very slim. Be sure to carry sufficient water for the 4 to 5 hour hike. Water may be available during the summer rainy season and early spring. but don't rely on it. The trail stays mainly on the ridges but occasionally traverses down and through the drainages. A highlight is the view of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery.

6 months ago

We did this hike in mid August not as shuttle but halfway in and out one week then from the other end the next week halfway in and out . Easy terrain for all ages

Sunday, September 10, 2017

4.5 mile hike on Continental Divide with the Bushwackers. Accessed via Bear Mtn Rd and returned to vehicles on Hoop de Doo Road, titled because it dips up and down a lot. September 7, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nice hike. Saw only 2 other people all day. Beautiful scenery. Peaceful.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful hike with perfect weather. Secluded on a Saturday.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Lovely hike! Depending which direction you go off of the main road, the ecosystem is very different. Spectacular rock formations and overlook when you go to the north.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Took my two dogs here while it was overcast. nice hike. the silver city area is really nice as far as desert goes

Friday, April 08, 2016

Good trail that gets deep in the NM forest. Very quiet and serene.

bird watching
2 days ago

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Sunday, October 02, 2016