Organ Peak Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Organ Peak Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Boyd, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3477 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

1 day ago

Tough, yet phenomenal hike. Definitely recommend some kind of GPS to make sure you stay on track. As others have said the trail is very over grown with shrub and other ruthless succulents. Wear some kind of lightweight hiking pants or else your legs will get beat up pretty good. Bring plenty of water. Also as others have said if you are trying to get on the trail that takes you to the peak and you find yourself at the waterfall on the Fillmore canyon trail you need to turn around. If you blink you will miss the entrance to the organ peak trail. All Trails map was great in keeping me on track. As your walking on the organ peak trail it is not marked by anything other then piles of rocks. If you find yourself off track coming down you can follow the stream down. The stream will take you to the Fillmore canyon waterfall. Good luck and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

Most difficult trail i've done in New Mexico! Stash water, especially if you want to camp on top.

hiking
11 months ago

One of the gems of the Organ Mountains, near Las Cruces NM, is the Organ Peak, one of the steep and expose rock crowning this range. To get there, you need to go the Dripping Springs area and with a help of a map, find the Filmore Canyon entrance. Once inside the canyon, you have the option of going straight ahead and you will get to a small water fall that is only active during the rainy season. If not, in about half a mile, you will find a trail to your right that will take you to the end of the canyon. The trail is some how marked but once in a while you need to go back into your steeps to correct your direction. Specially now. Because of the rain, there is a lot of grass covering the mountain. Once you get to a place where you can not find the trail any more, you need to identify where the Organ Peak is and from now on, the walk is out of any defined path. Please review your capabilities and if you decide that you are fit to get to the top, go ahead, the effort is worthwhile. If not, be proud of what you accomplish and enjoy your trip back on this beautiful trail.