Forest Service Fitness Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Forest Service Fitness Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles
118 feet

kid friendly


trail running



1 month ago

This is a gravel path/dirt path that has fitness stations alongside part of it. It wasn't really a hike, but we enjoyed a brief stroll here with our 12-week-old son. He was even able to stay awake for most of it, and saw his first mule deer! I only wish it were dog-friendly.

11 months ago

trail running
Sunday, October 04, 2015

This really isn't a hiking trail. It's located across from the Inn of the Mountain Gods (a stunning Inn & casino in the middle of the woods) & seems designed for elderly, children or really unfit people. It's a paved walk along the edge of the woods. There are a series of exercise areas along the way where you're instructed to do simple pull ups, push ups, etc..I will say that if I lived nearby or was a guest @ the inn, I would love using this "trail" to jog & use the fitness stations. You can easily hike off the trail into the woods too.

trail running
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thursday, March 29, 2012