Jemez River East Fork Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Jemez River East Fork Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
229 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


-The summer hours are 8 AM - 8 PM daily -Telephone number is 575-829-4100 -There is now an entry fee of $20 per vehicle but all activities in the preserve are free after that

15 days ago

17 days ago

There is not a $20 fee as the contact states above; as of 6/4/17. Great hike, wonderful river.

28 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike through forest and boulders down to the stream and then up to the falls. Went on a Thursday afternoon and didn't see another soul, but did see a couple of deer! With a few exceptions, the elevation change is gradual making the hike back invigorating but not difficult.

7 months ago

Easy fun trail, out of the way, a rock climbing and bouldering paradise. High personnel traffic

8 months ago

9 months ago

Great place to hike and really beautiful too... But to avoid a lot of people you need to get there early. Dogs allowed, but need to be on a leash. Seems like we were the only ones that enforced that rule, which was really frustrating.

9 months ago

it's beautiful, hard to find springs though. apparently we turned back right before them. would be nice if near end was better marked.

9 months ago

Beautiful hike along the river. The rock formations are beautiful! The trail is well maintained. Nice parking lot at the trailhead. Dogs welcome. Enjoy!

10 months ago

10 months ago

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Really fun trail. We did a mile in and back as a storm caught us off guard but it was perfect anyway and the dog loved it.

fly fishing
Monday, April 07, 2014

I have hiked this trail Highway 4 near Battleship Rock, Jemez Falls and Highway 4 up towards the Old Baca Land Grant, Beautiful hike fishing was ok.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My daughter and I did the east fork river at the Hiway 4 location. We hiked in about a mile and half so it was about 3 mile round trip. This was on about 6-7 ft snow on and over the river and is one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. We had a light snow at times and it was just a beautiful day with the cliffs in the backgrounds and no other snowshoers on the trail .

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Fun trip. You can actually pick this trail up in a few spots. I'd suggest popping in to the Walatowa visitor center on HWY 4 if you are unfamiliar with the trail and picking up the free trail map. This trail is at a higher elevation, so it is nice when the weather is hot in lower elevations.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

good app