Lake Peak Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Lake Peak Trail is a 6 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.0 miles
2,552 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers




18 days ago

I have to agree with everyone else’s reviews. This was a challenge and I am in decent shape. Loved the breathtaking views . Ran out of time to get to the top so I will be definitely be coming back . Its a weekend so it was busy but everyone was friendly and sweet furbabies all around. The all trails kept us on track and we got to scramble up a few rocks too !

29 days ago

Solid class 3 scrambling at the traverse from Deception Peak

3 months ago

Very nice hike. Only took about 3.5 hours moving time with another hour devoted to taking photos. Views from the top were incredible. A little ice and snow still on the trail, post holed a few times.

3 months ago

Perfect weather for a perfect hike!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

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