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Cottonwood Springs, Trail #342 and Pino Trail #140 is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 137 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Kevin Amagai
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Hiking

Easy hike where you can add short segments of additional hikes to find the length you want.

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Andrew Smith
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Hiking

Kid friendly, short hike.

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Rachel User
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Hiking

Really well maintained but you have to pay $2 on weekends and $1 on weekdays to park/enter. Other than that, easy nature walk, I’d definitely take friends or family who aren’t into hiking here. Not super crowded at 8 am on a Saturday in August

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Michelle Robinson
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Me and my husband walked this trail and it was super easy. Wasn’t too many people when we started but a few more showed up as we were leaving. My husband has COPD and this trail was easy for him to walk. The only thing was with the lack of rain the pond at the end was very small. But I’m sure early morning or evening there may be animals there as it is still the only water around.

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WriterGirl NM
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HikingBugs

Wonderful, easy hike. Very pretty trail. Lovely cottonwoods. Not too busy on a Friday morning.

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Jose Contreras
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Hiking

Loud bugs

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Francesca Apodaca
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HikingRocky

This was a great trail. Good for hikers of different abilities

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Jennifer Grimes
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Hiking

Part of this trail is paved and would be wheelchair-accessible. Not much scrambling to keep him entertained, but my 5-year-old very much enjoyed the mud created from snow melt. I suspect this is a heavily-trafficked trail judging by the number of hikers we passed on a snowy winter day, but this is a low-key, low elevation gain trail with great city and mountain views and plenty of intersecting trails to get you back to your car when you miss a turn.

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Kari @GetSidetracked
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HikingNo shade

Took out of town relatives on a blue sky day over winter break. We chose this spot for it’s easy and convenient location. Pleasant and well maintained trail in the foothills. A perfect spot when you don’t want to leave the city, but want to hit some dirt and trails in nature. The path takes you by a secluded bird blind/nature viewing area. Lots of trails intersecting this one for optional extensions. You can’t go wrong at Elena Gallegos, as it offers a plethora of wonderful trails for hiking and mountain biking here in Albuquerque.

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Mario Montoya
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Slight elevation change but nothing to note. It’s beautiful to hike this in the early evening as the sun is setting. Seeing the mountains change colors as you’re walking right below them is definitely something to write home about!!

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Lois Laina
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky

Great hike... I originally planned on a shorter path but once I got started, wanted to keep going! The north part of this hike (heading west) was a little sketchy since it felt like I was making my own trail, and there was no other hikers. I don’t think it was intended to be a path since I had to go through a fence at one point. Seen beautiful blue birds and a few butterflies :)

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Tony Martinez
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Easy walk

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Veronika Vaneckova
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Hiking

We had a great hike with kids during sunset. The views to the mountains are amazing from this trail.

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Martha Prescott
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Perfect area for a morning walk. Arrived at 7:30 out by 9:15.

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Amber :)
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Good trail, lots of options of where to go. I enjoyed getting up in elevation as you had shade and trees.

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B Edw
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Hiking

Lovely views. No shade so go when it’s cool. Nice trail for dogs.

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Jesse Lu Kennard
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Pretty little trail.

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Jay Muskett
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Hiking

A very leisurely trail that will cost you a dollar during the week and two during the weekend. Plenty of parking and a lot of access to the trail as several other trails crisscross your path. Watch out for bikers, runners, and horseback riders. Also plenty of cacti.

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Rayellen Smith
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Great trail

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Tara Rogers
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Perfect place for people with small children!

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Kristy Sturdivant
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Easy, short hike/walk. Great for families, well kept trail.

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Lara Honeycutt
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Walking

Excellent kept trails nice you can walk many different ones and get a full 5 miles in. Lots of bike traffic

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Louise Turner
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Easy trail, great for an afternoon hike with the dogs!

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Al Merrill
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Hiking

Very nice place to hike and enjoy the scenery and views!

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Monica Martinez
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Hiking

Beautiful views!

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Irene R
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Hiking

First trail in Albuquerque not bad, took our time about 1hr. Only wildlife I saw was a cottontail rabbit. The pond was disappointing.

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Angela Freeman
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Hiking

We didn't do the whole trail--our main interest was the novelty of water in that area! Very easy trail but fairly busy (most trails at Elena Gallegos are). The blind at the pond was wonderful. Watched a piñon jay flying around and saw several frogs (also a novelty!). One frog ate a tadpole. Very interesting to see.

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Kenny Dillingham
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Hiking

Nice trail in the cooler months and easy for children with a neat riparian area to view. Easy hike for most anyone.

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