Oak Flat Loop

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Oak Flat Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tijeras, New Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

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hiking
4 months ago

Nice, peaceful and mellow hike with rolling hills. Not very rocky (except in a few areas).

You can save yourself 10 minutes driving and get on the trails quicker (if you’re coming from I-40) by parking at Pine Flat and taking the Pine Flat Connector to the loop. Total length about 5.5 miles, and a slight addition in climb (though it’s gradual).

Another advantage of doing it this way is that the substantial climb (about .6 miles from Pokerchip onto Mahogany) is in the middle of the hike, instead of at the end, as it is if you start at Oak Flat.

There are a lot of intersections and I had to pull my phone out to wayfind a lot the first time. From Pine Flat, to go clockwise, just remember it’s all right turns EXCEPT at Gambel Oak (meeting the loop), Caida Del Pino, Pine Loop, and Pine Flat Connector (heading back to the car).

Sunday, July 02, 2017

great ride and a beautiful evening

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

great fun trail

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Love this trail! It's great in the evening! It's nice to bike, but a lovely hike too.. But every time we hike it, we wish we were on our bikes!

hiking
8 months ago

horseback riding
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, September 19, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016