Indian Hollow-Pine Tree Loop Trail

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Indian Hollow-Pine Tree Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boyd, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

off trail

no dogs

This loop trail touches two main trails: Indian Hollow and Pine Tree, you start walking at the trailhead of the Indian Hollow located to your right in the Aguirre Springs Group Area (near the point: 32.37237, -106.55439). There is a fence that you have to cross, then you also cross the arroyo and continue waking up to your left, the trail goes around the mountain. After about 0.7 of a mile you will reach to an arroyo in the middle of a small canyon, do not cross it, there you turn to your right. The trail is not well marked, although is on the map, sometimes is not easy to find it, always walk by the right side of the arroyo following the direction to the Organ Mountains. Sometimes the trail is clear and sometimes you cannot see it, but you will find some stone signs and also cattle tracks that that guide you. Do not be afraid, just walk slowly, it is not difficult and will be a rewarding experience, the scenery is wonderful! In less than a mile you will reach the Pine Tree loop Trail, then turn to your right and follow the marked trail until you get to the trailhead. At the trailhead, turn to your right and walk on the side of the Aguirre Springs Road until you arrive to the Group Area again. The loop trail is less than 3 miles and a half, and will not take you more than 3 hours, depending on the time you take to rest and contemplate the mountains and the beautiful landscape, full of rocks, plants and flowers. It is very important that you wear hiking shoes and also bring a hiking stick.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike in Aguirre Springs nra, no real trail from pine tree loop to Indian hollow, just hike down into to arroyo, better to start from pine tree loop.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this loop trail in the middle of September in a day with nice weather. The trail is a little difficult but if you like the adventure and nature, you will enjoy a lot. On the way up to reach the Pine Tree Loop Trail stop and seat on a big rock, then enjoy the views of this beautiful landscape, the canyon, the Organ Mountains, the rocks, everything is amazing!