Lake Peak Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Lake Peak Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2900 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Strenuous hike, great views. For more reviews, check out the Deception Peak reviews. Lake Peak is about 1/2 mile further -- but it's a somewhat tricky 1/2 mile which will take you about 1/2 hour. There are two routes, the top route along the ridge is a bit of a scramble; the lower trail is easier. The views from Lake Peak and Deception Peak are about the same, so for views the 1/2 hour to Lake Peak isn't going to give you that much more. Once you're on Lake Peak, though, Penitente Peak (about 45 minutes further is a pretty easy hike along a saddle that gives you a good view of the Pecos valley to the east.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago