East Fork Trail via Las Conchas Trailhead

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East Fork Trail via Las Conchas Trailhead is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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NOTE: A section of this trail is currently closed and will open again in December 2019. However, you can still hike the first mile or so of the trail, which features rock climbing and river access. -The summer hours are 8 AM - 8 PM daily -Telephone number is 575-829-4100 -There is now an entry fee of $20 per vehicle but all activities in the preserve are free after that http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/santafe/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=75772&actid=51

2 days ago

It’s the most beautiful trail I’ve seen in NM. It’s not too strenuous and breathtaking.

14 days ago

This is a gorgeous trail to hike. Several people were rock climbing or fishing. the stream is beautiful to walk along. we went about 2 miles in to where the stream expands and tread through the water. It was a picturesque area with mini waterfalls and some small coves.

1 month ago

Gorgeous trail alongside river. Lots of friendly people and dogs. Easy scenic trail.

1 month ago

Amazing and peaceful and easy hike along the river. You never know what you’ll find around the bend, beautiful scenery all the way! One of my favorite places in the Jemez.

1 month ago

Beautiful, green trail with a nice stream. The East Fork trail is closed at the moment but one can hike to the intersection.

1 month ago

When I arrived today it was "CLOSED" until Dec 2019 for logging

4 months ago

Definitely on the easy side, but the scenery was great. At end where the fence is, be sure to cross on the creek so you can see the creek entering the canyon. That is probably the best view on the hike.

8 months ago

Nice trails different views from trees to plants to mountains

9 months ago

loved this trail, a new favorite. i love trails that run along side water. watch out for bears, ran into a big black male!

9 months ago

This was great, went on an hour long hike yesterday and there were STILL so many paths I didn’t take! But I was able to see a beautiful birch grove, magical. Also, no $20 fee, it’s free!! And awesome! And it has bathrooms!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fun day hike.... it's like a huge "dog park"... our dog had fun :)

Friday, March 09, 2018

This was a fun trail to hike and it is very easy to navigate since the trail is well traveled by other hikers. I hiked it all the way to the trail juncture which is listed as 2 miles in, but according to the app it is 1.6 miles one way. Just an FYI for anyone wanting to hike this short trail. The trail had a combination of mud and snow on it which made it made it a little more interesting.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Beautiful hike! We lucked out and had snow on the majority of the hike, but just enough that it was fun!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pretty trail, great for easy an easy hike with the kids.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful! My favorite trail in the Jemez!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Gorgeous hike. Quite easy... lovely wildflowers, great climbing faces, lovely stream, and serene meadows.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

A very easy stroll but remarkably beautiful, along the East Fork of the Jemez River, surrounded by walls of rock.

Friday, June 09, 2017

There is not a $20 fee as the contact states above; as of 6/4/17. Great hike, wonderful river.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beautiful hike through forest and boulders down to the stream and then up to the falls. Went on a Thursday afternoon and didn't see another soul, but did see a couple of deer! With a few exceptions, the elevation change is gradual making the hike back invigorating but not difficult.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Easy fun trail, out of the way, a rock climbing and bouldering paradise. High personnel traffic

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Great place to hike and really beautiful too... But to avoid a lot of people you need to get there early. Dogs allowed, but need to be on a leash. Seems like we were the only ones that enforced that rule, which was really frustrating.

Monday, September 05, 2016

it's beautiful, hard to find springs though. apparently we turned back right before them. would be nice if near end was better marked.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beautiful hike along the river. The rock formations are beautiful! The trail is well maintained. Nice parking lot at the trailhead. Dogs welcome. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Really fun trail. We did a mile in and back as a storm caught us off guard but it was perfect anyway and the dog loved it.

Monday, April 07, 2014

I have hiked this trail Highway 4 near Battleship Rock, Jemez Falls and Highway 4 up towards the Old Baca Land Grant, Beautiful hike fishing was ok.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My daughter and I did the east fork river at the Hiway 4 location. We hiked in about a mile and half so it was about 3 mile round trip. This was on about 6-7 ft snow on and over the river and is one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. We had a light snow at times and it was just a beautiful day with the cliffs in the backgrounds and no other snowshoers on the trail .

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Fun trip. You can actually pick this trail up in a few spots. I'd suggest popping in to the Walatowa visitor center on HWY 4 if you are unfamiliar with the trail and picking up the free trail map. This trail is at a higher elevation, so it is nice when the weather is hot in lower elevations.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

good app

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