North Cedar Creek Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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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
961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

snow

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29 days ago

Great trail! Very easy! If you're a beginner then the paths might not always seem super clear. We managed 2.5 miles with a 4 and 6 year old. Took us about 2 hours, we stopped a lot.

hiking
1 month ago

After hearing this was a popular hike that everyone did, perhaps our expectations were too high. It was a nice ~3.5 mi. outing, but nothing to rave about. Pretty trees, fresh mountain air, nice walk. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I, along with our 3 dogs loved every minute of this trail! We must've taken a wrong turn somewhere as the trails are not as clearly marked as we would have liked, but we enjoyed getting lost. The views were absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Lots of shade, even got a little bit of rain which was nice. We came across several large herds of deer which was completely entertaining to our dogs. We walked a total of 6 to 7 miles and though we were a bit tired when done, we can't wait to go back again! Highly recommended for anyone that loves the outdoors.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice afternoon hike. Great scenic views. Definitely would be a challenge biking it.

3 months ago

Great hike with several climbs but no problem with them. The kids and dogs had a great time.

3 months ago

The trail had nice views and was of moderate difficulty as marked. Turned and we went the way of the mine road back as on the map. The trail was not clearly marked so my son and I ended up walking down the side of the mountain through the trees to get back.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Fun easy hike, with beautiful views through the trees.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, saw an owl along the way. Very quiet and relaxing. The trail isn't very difficult to do.

hiking
4 months ago

Made it the whole way with two little ones. Wasn't easy but it had a beautiful stream along side the trail. Was expecting more wildlife than a single mule deer in the distant. We saw many beautiful different scenes of the landscape. We were all pretty exhausted when it was over.
Good Luck, hikers

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful!

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Enjoyed a wonderful 5 mile hike with our 7 and 9 yr old. Never too steep. Would be great to mountain bike this trail also! Passed 4 other hikers and two bikers and a dog. Gorgeous views. Lovely shade in places. Newly made trails (2015 & 2016). Would love to return!

9 months ago