Grindstone Lake to Winchester Road

EASY 20 reviews
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Grindstone Lake to Winchester Road is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
232 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running



13 days ago

amazing trail, dog loved it and it was an easy trail for dogs and dog walkers

6 months ago

This was a very easy hike that my mom (70), Dad (67), myself (34), my wife (32, and two daughters (8 and 5) accomplished pretty easily. I even wore our two year old on my back. Do note that there really is intended to be a down and back trail which I failed to notice in the description. If you did that it would be 3.8 Miles. We parked a car at Winchester drive but there isn’t a real great area to park besides the side of the street outside of people’s houses. Also, there isn’t much of a trail or a marker that indicates Winchester once you are there. The main trail is actually about 50 feet below Winchester which you can’t really see from the trail. The only reason I knew I was there was the GPS. We hiked up from the trail to Winchester pretty easily even though there was no trail. The beginning of the trail to Winchester is 1.2 Miles actually. It took about 30 minutes.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nice trail with a beautiful view of the lake a little way out. The actual Winchester road location only takes you 1.2 miles. There is an intersection of trails with a sign and 1.9 miles is a bit further down the trail than that. Terrain is easy, saw a puppy, some bicyclists, and group hikers!

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