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Del Agua Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Placitas, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,072 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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bird watching

views

wild flowers

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over grown
1 month ago

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3 months ago

This was a beautiful trail some fun boulder scrambling. Nice shade

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scramble
9 months ago

This is a really cool trail but it is definitely overgrown and requires occasional searching for the trail. Beautiful views at the start. Connects with the Piedra Lisa Trail at the top. Saw a few people but you will pretty much have the trail to yourself.

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over grown
Mon Jul 08 2019

Actually 3.5 stars. Note if your using an old/used hiking guide the trailhead begins at the Piedra Lisa North trailhead. Take Trail # 17 Tightrope west just under 200 yards to the Del Agua Trail #248.The newer portion of trail traverses a slope with views to the Santa Ana Mesa and Jemez Mountains. When you enter the canyon the views become more limited. You enter a strip of fairly heavy riparian vegetation as the trail generally follows the mostly dry stream bead. I only did this going up, I returned on the Piedra Lisa Trail so things might look a little different if your coming down from the top. I hit a couple short areas where I was walking in a 1/4 to 1/2 inches of water, it was mostly dry. It is shady for this area and overgrown a little bit. Most of the overgrown vegetation is friendly. Only near the top did I kind of wonder if I was still on the trail. You basically follow the stream bed to where it intersects the Piedra Lisa trail. Near the top you scramble over 3 to 4 small rock ledges. Nothing technical just a large step up. If you plan to return down on this trail I recommend that you take the Piedra Lisa trail a little ways to the north until you gain views of the Sandia Crest. For you home brewers try to identify the Hoptree that grows in the canyon.

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Sun May 05 2019

fun trail easy to lose at times

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Sat Nov 25 2017

I took this trail back to the trail head after hiking the Piedra Lisa trail uphill to the intersection of Del Auga trail (248). I'd like to try again in reverse. The trail follows a narrow canyon trail but the trail itself is not difficult to follow. There were several small springs so there were areas with an abundance of vegetation. There were also some small rock formations that needed to be climbed.

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Mon May 27 2019

recorded Piedra Lisa North Spring Trail

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Sat Apr 27 2019

Mon Sep 24 2018

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Sat Aug 26 2017