Florida Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Florida Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Deming, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles
748 feet

dog friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


7 months ago

Went with a few friends and we all left happy

10 months ago

This is a great hike. You pay $5 for a day pass unless you have the state park pass. You can park at the visitor center and do the loop that will take you around the base of mountain and come out by campground. I just did the small loop back to make it a little longer. It ended up being about 2.4 miles. We then drove over to Spring Canyon which is also in that park. It’s about a mile up. It’s a pretty good incline and you might even see some Ibex while hiking. I’m definitely going to go back and do it again.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nice state park with some nice trails. Good views of the Florida Mountains. Also very interesting cacti and rocks.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The camping here is amazing! The person who commented on them being close together and no privacy was looking at the group camping. Otherwise, the single
sites are the biggest I’ve ever seen anywhere—it’s almost ridiculous at how much space they give each individual campsite. The bathrooms are spotless, the cleanest I’ve ever seen. They even rake the gravel on the sides of the bathroom building.and the our campsite was raked, too. The hikes here are for gathering stones, quartz, jasper and whatever else you find — which you are free to take with you— unheard of in almost every other Park. We

Monday, October 02, 2017

The trail is pretty easy. Lots of loose rocks. A couple of side trails. Rockhound State Park is known for the many types of rocks and minerals you can find there. Someone posted earlier that the campground didn't look that nice and the sites were small. I don't know what they were looking at but we're staying here 4 nights and the sites are much larger than an average campground. Ours is huge! I've been very impressed with the NM State Parks that we've stay in the past 2 weeks.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We hiked this trail during the early afternoon in May and it was HOT! There is no shade. It is a short hike, though, with nice views of the Florida Mountains. Well maintained, easy to follow trail. Lots of lizards and cicadas. Hiked with our dog (on a leash) and only saw one other person. While I don't think it's spectacular enough to warrant a special trip, it's worth a stop if you're in the area. Also, a note about the campground: while we didn't stay there, it didn't look that nice. The sites are close together with very little privacy. (Note in response to Mr. Horton's review: I was looking at the sites in the campground immediately adjacent to this trail. The campsites are around a blacktopped area with no trees or other barriers between them. As with anything, it is all about your perspective and expectations.)

Friday, June 10, 2016

This Park has a small trail of about a mile named Thunder Egg Trail. We took this trail and then we went up on another to the right, not very used, that takes you to the top of the mountain, steep but not difficult to hike. At the top we walked on an area that does not have a marked trail, but it is an easy terrain to walk. From this area you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Florida Mountain. We returned by the canyon to the right from the top, sometimes we walked on the arroyo, very nice. We arrived to the Thunder Egg Trail and walked on the loop to the right until we finished at the point we started. On the trail and around the park you can enjoy the beautiful yellow poppy flowers, they say that sometimes there are a lot that the place looks as a big yellow carpet. Although we only saw a few, the visit worth it, we enjoyed a lot.

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