Kiwanis Cabin via South Crest Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Kiwanis Cabin via South Crest Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sandia Park, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy forest hike above 10k feet to a 1930s CCC project. From the trailhead hike south along the paved trail to the right of the restrooms. A few hundred yards along the trail the pavement will turn to dirt. There is an intermittant hand-rail, always stay to the left of the rail. At 0.25 miles the trail will turn sharply left and ascend a stairway. Take the stairs to the top. At the top turn hard right and look for the fork in the trail. Take the right fork to Crest Trail #130. The trail will switchback through the forest most of the rest of the hike. At 0.55 miles the trail forks again at the junction of a forest road. Hike right on the road and follow the road to the cabin area. At 0.75 miles reach the CCC - Kiwanis Cabin. Return via Reverse Route.

19 days ago

This is such a fun hike. The views are breathtaking and the trails are clearly labeled. I cannot wait to go back and expand more on the hike!

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5 months ago

Nice walk, amazing views! Dogs on leashes worked well!

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6 months ago

Really fun, nice views, love that this is in my backyard!!

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6 months ago

This is the actual trail I took and it was pretty nice to hike even at 7. Took some time to get there and had to hurry back to get to the last tram down. Great views between the trees.

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7 months ago

Spectacular views at the start of the trail (by the restaurant) and at the cabin! You can see the top of the tram from the cabin as well. The slushy snow and fallen trees kept it challenging to stay on the trail at first (in April), but the views were well worth it! Would definitely do again but would probably wait until summer.

10 months ago

Hiked from the tramway to the cabin. Beautiful views, secluded and snowy, but the snow was packy and there is a sure trail to follow.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful views. Did in addition to the full south crest loop. I would say this is not a moderate hike, it is an easy hike. Cool building, lots of signs for information

Sunday, August 07, 2016