La Madera Road is a 9.1 mile out and back trail located near Sandia Park, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.1 miles
728 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

off road driving

trail running

off road driving
5 months ago

Dirt/gravel road, a little rough in spots but not bad even if you don’t have a 4X4. Also, the last part of the trail is on private land & gated off. You can’t actually drive to it. This probably should not be listed as an off-road trail since the only off-road part is not accessible. Nice views of both the Sandia Mountains & the area east of there.

off road driving
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beautiful drive, but IT IS NOT AN OFF-ROAD TRAIL! It's basically a windy mountain paved road that eventually turns into dirt. You could make this drive in a Cadillac if you really wanted. Not worth it if you're looking for a Jeep trail.

off road driving
Monday, November 21, 2016

off road driving
Friday, September 09, 2016

we had a blast. Love the scenery.

scenic driving
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beautiful scenery. There's also a ghost town off of this road marked by a port-a-potty. Makes for an easy short hike or a sandy trail run.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Not bad and is easy. The hike follows the road, so missing the trail is not going to happen since the road is the trail. Usually quiet except for the occasional rancher. Along the way there are good views of the Sandias and a couple of ruins sights. One is called Hagan, but I forgot the other spot. Ruins are on private land, so please be respectful and keep out and use binoculars. You can walk as much or little as you wish or drive but hiking is more fun.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

If you want to feel as if you are the only person who exists in the world, this hike is for you. It is a lonely dirt jeep trail that takes you back in time. At the end of the 7 mile journey, you are rewarded with all that remains of a town long forgotten. This town was call Hagan. The last of the residents abandoned this area in the late 50's. If you are hiking it in the summer, bring plenty of water and sunscreen as there is little shade along the way but plenty of beautiful scenry.

off road driving
Monday, December 05, 2016