Ojito Wilderness Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Ysidro, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length3.3 miElevation gain291 ftRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyHikingHorseback ridingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningViewsRockyOff trailNo shade
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Charles Coutret
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Yeah

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Tomas Leclerc
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Trail was fun, awesome views, and much to go wonder around the Ojito Wilderness.

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Arnaud Balat
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on the easy side. beautiful scenery.

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Daniel Seidl
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brandon lawrence
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Jamie Jamie Miller
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Colin Melville
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Stunning scenery and several hoodoos about a mile into the trail. The road in is long and washboarded in spots but passable when dry by any vehicle.

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Robin Tackett
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Charlotte Ellis
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Easy trail. Looks like when it rains you would have to drive thru water to get here. I took extra pictures not posted. At this time of year about 2 pm the sun shines in the first set of magnificent hoodoos and they are just gorgeous

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Mitch Levick
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melissa montoya
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Ronaldo Baca
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Steve Hartig
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Went there on a cold and beautiful Friday morning. Great hike with some very nice views. Only saw a couple of other people along the way. Only downside was the about 8 mile dirt road in. Hike definitely seems more “easy” than moderate

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Marty Leal
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Short and easy trail that's located right across the road from the parking lot. There's only a few hoodoos, but they are pretty awesome. The sun is out in full force, so water and sunscreen are important. Lots of shooting target/practice going on in the surrounding area as it is allowed on BLM land, so you'll be hearing a lot of shots going off.

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Marc Clay
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The trail is mostly OK and fairly easy. There is a short loop a third of the way in that is wrong and takes you to a barbed wire fence. Just follow the well worn path. Cool hoodoos. My girls called it "hoodoo land".

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Molly Hennerty
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Oliver Mulcahy
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Beautiful hoodoos, simple hike. Easy to get off trail but hard to get lost. Sandy. Some cactus near the trail. Almost no one there!

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Nicholas Philpitt
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Awesome

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Alan Postelnek
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Jeff Breault
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Wonderful hike on a trail all to ourselves. Temps in the low 79’s when we started, no clouds, light winds. Low 80’s by the time we finished. Getting there: fairly straightforward, a sign marks the entrance off of 550 onto Cabezon Road. Go slow because it is easy to miss if you don’t have it on your GPS. Cabezon is mostly hard packed dirt mixed in with gravel. Easily navigable by car but keep the speed down or you might rattle your dentures. The trail: Starts across the road from the lot (there is a sign). Otherwise trail is not marked but easy to follow. There are side trails so it is easy to get off route. Hoodoos and other colorful rock formations show up after a half mile. Remarkable sight. This part of the hike is easy but the trail steepens a little as you approach the base of the Mesa and begin encountering rock. At no point would I classify the trail difficulty as more than easy-moderate. The trail ends on the side of the Mesa. Notes: As others have noted, sunscreen and water are important as there is little shelter other than the occasional evergreen and Juniper. We did encounter some flies but they were not bothersome. We were alone so a good first aid kit is also helpful. Cell reception is spotty and it would take a while for someone to get to you. One other observation. This is BLM property so people can and do use it as a shooting range. While shooting is not permitted around the trail, be aware if you stop elsewhere along the road. We encountered several people pulled off the road shooting at targets in a he hills. I would advise against exploring outside the trail area.

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Thea Gaugler
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I always forget to start recording, so my recording is a little janky. Fun trail and the hoodoos are worth seeing! We finished around 11 and it was starting to get super hot. Bring lots of water and if you have a dog, make sure they have enough too! Our dog was seeking out the tiny shady spots the whole time.

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Samantha Ward
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*please don’t climb or mark the delicate rock formations!* A fun and scenic trail if you don’t mind a drive down a bumpy dirt road! No shade, so come prepared with sunscreen and a hat. There is a designated parking lot on the left side of the road and the trail head is directly across the road from it - AllTrails map is slightly off on this. Easy to follow trail with lots of neat formations and views - worth the drive!

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Dominic Pino
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It’s an awesome trail, the trail isn’t to maintained but it’s fairly easy to follow and find. It’s got some great rock features!

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NMHIKERGIRL ..
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I recommend not hiking this trail in middle of the day in summer. It can get extremely hot. You must go prepared if you do. One hoodoo was broken. Please do not sit or climb the hoodoos to help preserve them for many years. Trail was easy to find and well maintained.

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Jennifer Bauer
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Great trail, just watch out for the rattlesnakes!

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Kayla Michelle
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This trail was really fun! Not much shade, so be sure you bring enough water. Trail is obvious and easy to follow. My three year old had a blast climbing all over the rocks. Definitely recommend.

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Anna Oprisch
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This trail was amazing! The drive there is very rigid down an 11 mile dirt road but I would say it’s worth it !

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Leonard Stevens
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Awesome trail, easy on the knees and great visuals.

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