Osha Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Beautiful trail through a fir forest with nice views of white sands from the western rim.

muddy
snow
1 month ago

Great trail. Lots of ice and snow on the valley portion. Watch your footing. Still well worth it with other trail options available throughout the hike.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

2 months ago

Great little hike! Was snow packed in spots and got a little slippery, but still made it! Dogs loved it too!

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite trails, this time snow packed but not difficult to walk, not to cold, not windy, perfect weather to hike. Many people visiting this place today that made the trip more pleasant.

hiking
2 months ago

nice trail, but currently snow packed and slippery. going wait for the spring melt.

hiking
2 months ago

Great loop trail! Packed snow the whole trail but very easy to follow since it is a moderately hiked trail. Beautiful view of White Sands and mountains.

3 months ago

went on 02DEC2018 ....snowed in and cold but still completed the trail... definitely coming back.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyable and a good work out r/t the elevations. Would do it again.

4 months ago

Great trail for easy hike. t
The start of trail will bring you to a awesome view from to see part of whitesand. Is a bit chilly during Nov period, but good for relaxing the mind.

hiking
4 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite trails and I make it a point to hike it whenever I'm in the area. It's easy, well maintained and beautiful! My favorite part is the small meadow that the trail runs by at the far east end of the loop. There's a bench there as well and I usually spend a good 15 minutes just sitting and enjoying the view. If you make it during the fall you will see some beautiful fall colors. I just hiked this today (October 30th) and there was still quite a bit of color on the trail, definitely the tail end though.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail and well maintained. A nice short hike with enough elevation changes to make it great exercise! That clearing where the trail intersects with two others made me think I’d wandered into a Disney movie.

5 months ago

Trail follows through the woods for the most part, but there are a couple of places with a view. On 10/14, fall colors were just starting on some trees while a lot of the aspens had already dropped most of the leaves. Good for a quick, easy hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful stroll through the Lincoln national Forest, fall colors just starting to come out here at the beginning of October. Some nice views of White Sands in the distance and generally accessible for those looking for a less strenuous hike.

6 months ago

wonderful experience

hiking
7 months ago

perfect for beginning hikers! plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. beautiful scenery!

walking
7 months ago

Very nice easy trail with some great scenery. We even saw an Elk towards the end of the walk.

7 months ago

Love this trail, but be aware when the snow has come down. The snow sometimes melt and freeze over. It's not the safest when you're on an icy edge and not prepared.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome views, but very rocky. It is manageable though. Take bug spray during summer months. Saw several deer. A good family hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Wife and I enjoyed this trail. It's real close to town. Great views of the railroad tracks and White sands! Excellent choice especially if you're limited on time and can only hit up one trail as was our case.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, pretty area, well marked and close to downtown Cloudcroft. Trailhead right off highway. Was plenty challenging for wife and I in mid 70s. Entire trail had cell service available. Enjoyed using to see our location on the trail with this app.

8 months ago

First hike. Really nice. Beautiful scenery. Well marked.

8 months ago

First mountain trail hike with our two littles! Beautiful scenery, great overlook, and not too hard for our 3 year old!

8 months ago

Good change of scenery throughout. Opens up into a very nice meadow perfect for a picnic. Definitely some elevation change and narrow rocky places so it would be difficult to do the whole trail with very young kids.

8 months ago

Beautiful, woodsy, and cool.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful easy trail through a nice forest and great views of the White Sands

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail easy to follow only down side was that several people did not clean up their dogs poop which was right I the middle of the trail.

9 months ago

Super Easy (:

Great trail, the elevation at almost 9000’ did slow us down a bit. But we did well being 60 and 64 years young!

backpacking
9 months ago

A good trail with a few camping options along the way if you're a backpacker looking for some backcountry camping. We saw several other hikers and everyone was friendly and shared the trail well.

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