North Cedar Creek Trail

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North Cedar Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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forest

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

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3 months ago

Excellent trail. We got lost coming back from Miners Loop so if you don't like adventure, stay on the main trail.

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4 months ago

The first part of the trail off of Hwy 532 is very steep. A trail head says its 1/4 of a mile but it's closer to 1/2 mile. . One you make it passed that, it's not bad at all. On the way back, we took the Mining Trail loop. It is not well marked or well used so I wouldn't recommend taking it unless you have some sort of GPS. I used the map in this app and it worked great.

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5 months ago

This was a nice and shaded trail. The start is very steep but then you're up high and more leveled. On the way back, we used the loop via the Mining Trail. It was not a very used trail, it seemed. Thanks to this map, we were able to stay on the trail all the time. There was one rocky area that was a bit steep, too. Keep your eyes peeled to make sure you're on the trail. When this section meets with the main trail, it will be downhill all the way to the parking area.

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5 months ago

Enjoyed the hike. Saw no one else while on the trail. Came back on the Old Miner Road Trail.

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5 months ago

Went late this afternoon with an age range from 3 - 60 years. Everyone did fine! Due to a late start and a 3 year old, we did not make the whole trail - but it was not too difficult for anyone, was absolutely beautiful and everyone had a great time.

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5 months ago

It was really pretty! Coming back we took the Miner Trail and did a loop back. It was pretty steep and not as well traveled. Fun to see something different. Pretty views of Sierra Blanca from Miners Trail too!

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