Osha Trail

EASY 88 reviews
#4 of 42 trails in

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
390 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.

3 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful scenery and there was some snow on the backside on the mountain when we went last weekend.

hiking
17 days ago

Great time for the whole family!

hiking
26 days ago

I walked this trail in December. Didn't see anyone. There's some beautiful views, like far as the eye can see views, and the trail takes to a really lovely field where you can stop and rest or have a bite.

3 months ago

Its no wonder this trail is so busy! Its so enjoyable and felt great compared to a rather warm day down in the basin. There's a great little spot for sight seeing and the trail opens up to a beautiful meadow for lunch! Will be back again for sure!

3 months ago

awesome trail.

4 months ago

Nice way to warm up and get ready for a long trail the following day.

4 months ago

Steep in areas, but well marked.

4 months ago

Fun hike. Steep in areas and pretty views.

5 months ago

It was a very cool Trail to walk/run! Slight inclines, good for leg & cardio work out. Beautiful scenery and views! A must do if in the area.

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked this trail at sunset and loved it! Saw some squirrels, bees, butterflies, elk and a beautiful sunset.

5 months ago

Excellent hike, combining uphill and downhill equally. About 385' elevation...

6 months ago

Would rate this trail as easy for an avid hiker, in at least good health, and with trekking poles. Skree type rock is found on much of the trail making footing caution a priority and why having trekking poles is highly recommended.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent trail, with a few tough spots. Still had snow when we went, so there were a few muddy areas. Great views, although no wildlife.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail!!! My teenagers and I loved every minute!!

9 months ago

It was a great afternoon hike. Exactly as advertised!

9 months ago

one of my favorite trails in this area! love the views of White Sands National Monument nearly 50 miles distant! Lovely Ponderosa pine and White Fir trees and some aspens. Beautiful mountain meadow at about halfway.

hiking
10 months ago

Went up to the Osha trail with my sister and we were both disappointed as the trail is heavily rock strewn. I am talking large rocks. Very treacherous footing and difficult to enjoy the scenery as we were always watching our footing. There are much better and more scenic trails in this area.

hiking
10 months ago

Super fun!

hiking
10 months ago

This was a very enjoyable hike, with lots of variance in terrain. Love the rocks, the overlooks, the narrow passes, the variety of plants and trees, even some places of ice and snow.
We are pretty experienced hikers and would definitely not rate this as an "easy" hike. The elevation, along with several extended uphill climbs, call for a degree of fitness that we would describe as moderate. The wear and tear on the trail made it appear as if most people hike to the first overlook and then return to the parking lot. That could be considered easy.
However, if one takes the entire 2.9 loop, we believe that it should be rated moderate. Climbing over downed trees and traversing narrow stretches that trace the top of steep valley rims are further evidence of the need for a moderate label.
Trekking poles are strongly suggested and solid footwear.

11 months ago

Great views and definitely good for the family!

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