Fort Bayard Champion Tree

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Fort Bayard Champion Tree is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Clara, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
24 days ago

1:45 RT this morning with 15 minutes stop at picnic table at tree. Met 1 woman w/3 dogs off leash on return. Trail is partly shaded by trees so great for hotter weather. 71 yr old female. Beginner.

hiking
1 month ago

First time going to this trail, it was confusing at first on the way to the big tree but got easier on the way back. The directions wasn't very accurate. On the other hand, this is also my first time using this app. Thank god there was signal. The gps was on and I got to find my way when I got little confuse with the direction. Overall, it was a great hike, great weather today and the trail was peacefully fun to hike

hiking
1 month ago

We had a great hike! It was an overcast day in mid August. There has been plenty of rain so it was quite green almost lush in areas.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Very cool trail enjoyed seeing the tree, directions were a little misleading however

hiking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

I really think this hike is closer to 3 to 4 miles to the Big Tree and back. It is fairly flat, wide trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 09, 2014