Nogal Canyon Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Nogal Canyon Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nogal, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice hike, especially past the .5 mile mark. The beginning of the trail has a lot of thistle so definitely wear pants, and the trail is a steady climb for 1.4 miles. Might be tough for real young kids. My 4 year old got tired after .5 and went back with my wife. But if you keep going, the last .5 of the trail has spectacular views of Nogal peak, and the end of the trail is atop a crest with incredible 360 views. I would rate this as moderate though due to the incline, loose rocks, and dense underbrush at the start of the trail. Overall, a really nice, relatively short hike with great views at the end. Didn't see anyone else on the trail!

4 months ago

Great trek!! Great 6 mile loop! No.25 trail gets thin but all in all able to determine the correct route. Constant views! Hope this little guide I did will help you do it too! Would recommend at least 2 liters of water and maybe a snack also wear pants cause the trail is filled with prickly plants. 10/10 for us! Cheers - justin , chandler, and trekker the Aussie dog !