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Mine Shaft via Jaral Trail #204 and Granite Trail #3A Loop

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Sandia Mountain Wilderness

Mine Shaft via Jaral Trail #204 and Granite Trail #3A Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Corrales, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 639 ft Route type Loop

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Rachel User
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Hiking

Great trail, mine shaft was kinda creepy but super cool

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Reuben Murray
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Hiking

This is a nice hike. You are very close to "civilization" but it there are enough canyons and such that you very soon feel like you're away from it all. It's not a terribly difficult hike, but it does start with some fairly steep climbing. Don't let that dissuade you...the most strenuous part of the hike happens almost as soon as you leave the parking lot. This is hike that take you through true high desert growth. When you drive further up the road to the La Luz trail or the Piedra Lisa trail, you start getting into "pine" country. We took this hike in the summer (morning) and it was tolerable, but in the fall or even winter, this will be a great hike that we'll do again (we live less than 3 miles from trailhead). We've live in Albuquerque for 35 years and this was the first time we did this trail...sorry we waited so long; it's very nice and not heavily trafficked. Couple of issues: the map provided by AllTrails is a bit "all over the place." There are A LOT of criss-crossing trails in this area, so if you can, download the trail map and it'll help keep you on track. (EDIT: This next section "complains" about something that All Trails now says is fixed. If so, GOOD for AllTrails...that was fast!!) Finally, the map provided doesn't actually take you to the mine shaft. If you look on the map, just a little while after you start heading back, you'll see that you'll cross a trail called "granite trail" (which is also in the name of this hike but isn't highlighted in red). You'll need to turn west and head up that trail just a very short way. You'll see the pile of dirt around the mine shaft. It's nothing special, really, but it is surprising to see such a thing. The brief research I did afterwards indicated that there was some gold prospecting around the Sandia Mountains. I assume this is an example of that.

Comment from AllTrails

- 9 days ago

The route has been updated to include the mine shaft. Thanks for the feedback!

Erik Neumann
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Margaret Foley
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Hiking

This area has trails up and around hills in all directions. Even along a bit of a canyon. There’s not a lot of shade so do bring water. It’s only April and we went morning and it was warm. Great views all around at the top of the hills. Worth the climbs.

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Brian ODell
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Tim Lyons
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Blake Staniszewski
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Hiking
First to Review

Loved it but there were a lot of forks in the trail so I had to keep checking back on the app making sure I was on the right one. That part definitely took away from my hike. Overall a great trail though my dog had multiple cactus spikes stuck in her legs after.

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Nicolas Droux
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Kale Brown
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Raymond Tsai
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Daniel Lee
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Grant Adams
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Crystal B.
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Charlie White
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Erin O'Keefe Hielkema
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katie clayton
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adam al
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Amanda Lopez
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Elisa Mares
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Moriah Lerner
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Kathy Neumann
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Michael B.
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Josh A
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Mark S.
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John Bullivant
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Mike Roberts
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