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Osha Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily 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, 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.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 396 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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

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Reviews (600)
Photos (376)
Recordings (474)
Completed (793)
Syed Gilani
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HikingGreat!

Wooded. Areas to rest. Great for kids

Jorge H.
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Hiking

Awasome views.

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Ashley Penrod
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Hiking

Great trail! A little rough in spots. Lots of dogs and littles.

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Jamie Park
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Hiking

Excellent trail! Have hiked for several years and have now taken an interest in trail running. This is a great trail for beginning runners. Very family friendly and shaded with several easy stops along the way if needed.

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Jane Oakes
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Hiking

We had turn around because of lightning/rain, but we were really enjoying the hike.

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Ma Alexandra
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Kayla Dutton
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HikingRocky

Great little hike! Moderate amount of uphill if you go to the left of the loop. Lots of butterflies and birds. Saw some chipmunks too.

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Adri Sanchez
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Hiking

Real nice trail, leads of to a few others as well... Wish I came earlier to spend more time! Great views, saw some wildlife.

jerry cunningham
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HikingRockyScramble

Nice easy trail. Rocky in some areas. Lots of shade. Inclines get your heart pumping real good!! Only downside to the trail is some dog owners do not pick up their dogs poop. Lots of nice views from trail.

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Derrek Sack
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Jason Ferguson
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HikingGreat!

An easy to follow trail that's great for family hikes. Great views of White Sands in the distance and plenty of photo opportunities.

Lemanda D
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Hiking

Beautiful loop. Took about an hour and a half, including photo oops and a quick lunch stop. Would suggest a hiking stick for some of the trail.

Suzanne Stevenson
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Hiking

Good loop trail. Good variety of plants. Started early on weekday and only crossed paths near the trailhead.

Lance Salguero
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Rocky
Jeff Robinson
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HikingRocky
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Heather Fisher
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Hiking

Nice easy trail; decent tree cover

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Sydney Brooks
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Hiking

Easy, mostly shaded trail. Great if you’re looking for an easy stride, but very little appeal if you’re a view finder like me. Pretty heavily populated.

Erica Delaney
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Hiking

Lovely trail with lots of shade. Had nice benches along different parts to enjoy the views.

Drucilla C.
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Hiking

My kids and I love this trail! Especially my oldest! Lots of fun “fossils” in the rocks and we did see a beautiful garter snake (they are harmless feisty little guys and nothing to worry about!) challenging enough that it’s not just a stroll in the woods but easy enough that it’s for all skill level! Lots of families and people. When I run it without my kids it’s a bit much of a crowd but with the kids just walking it’s not bad.

Alicia Villarreal
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HikingRocky

Went on a hike with my boyfriend and our dog. The trail can be a bit steep but it was easy overall. There’s some benches on the side of the trail. There’s a wide, clear space about a mile in, a good place to have a small picnic under the shade. It’s a good place for families.

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Nick Phillips
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Hiking

Overall it was a decent trail. I brought my kids who enjoyed it for the most part. A few spots smelled like straight dog poop as nearly every other biker had their dog with them. This is a popular place, I could barely run off the trail into the woods to pee without someone passing. It is a nice trail but I don’t think I would go back for these reasons.

Katie Miller
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Hiking

Definitely more of a moderate trail but definitely worth the beauty.

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Brand On
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Hiking

Great trail. Heavy use. Good for people of all ages. Slightly rocky there but for the most part a great path. Easy to see entire trail, very obvious. Several dogs as well we saw. Signs here and there how far and where to turn. Lots of shade too.

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Lisa Widmer
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HikingOff trail

Great day to be out and catching up with friends. Nice trail with spectacular views.

Megan Greathouse
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Hiking

This was a great trail! Lots of shade and fairly kid and dog friendly! I have a family of 7 from the flatlands of Texas and it gave us a nice workout. Our 6 yr old twins started to get fairly tired around the back side (after 1.5 miles) but we made it all the way back!

Andrea L
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Hiking

Short afternoon hike. Lots of dog poop and tp trash. That wasn’t cool but the shady spots and the view of the tree line and the trestle were.

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Janet S.
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we went first thing in AM (started at 8:20) and.only encountered one couple at the very end of the hike. some rocks and some uphill bit fairly easy. I think kids could easily do this trail.

Chelsea Kight
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Hiking

Great, easy trail. Has quite a bit of traffic but not as bad early in the day. Pet friendly and has good shade

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