Michial M. Emery Bear Canyon Trail

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Michial M. Emery Bear Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail with easy access. Takes you to the base of the foothills with some good views of the Sandias and the city. Definitely go in the morning or evening as their isn't much shade. Kid-friendly, bike friendly, and great for a nice long walk!

hiking
26 days ago

This was a nice hike. It is in a nice residential area of the city, but it goes very close to the Sandias, so there are some great photo ops. The plant life is pretty fascinating, with lots of species of cacti and wild flowers. We also saw a road runner and some bird-body moths. This seems to be a popular trail for running and mountain biking, especially. All the bikers were very courteous as they passed us. It is relatively easy, with a few moderate sections. There is not much shade, so wear some sunscreen and a hat! There are a few different trails (305, 365, etc), but if you follow the signs and know where you are going ahead of time, you won't get lost.

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hiking
1 month ago

Holy mountain bikes. Did this trail with my inlaws this weekend, and the number of mountain bikers on the trail from 9-11 am on a Saturday was ridiculous. The parking lot was completely full of mountain bikers; everyone was parking in the surrounding neighborhoods. The hike was fine with a nice view of the Sandias, but it's hard to enjoy it when you have to get off the trail due to mountain bikers flying by (not yielding to pedestrians, per trail protocol) every couple minutes.

2 months ago

Amazing trail for visiting during the sunset, a must see trail in Albuquerque

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike, a little hard to navigate due to all of the trails and being a newbie. Good for kids and dogs. A lot of bikers.

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5 months ago

Beautiful 3 mile easy hike.