North Cedar Creek Trail

MODERATE 36 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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1 month 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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2 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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4 months 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.

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4 months 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!

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5 months 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.

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6 months ago

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