Osha Trail

EASY 100 reviews
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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.

2.5 miles
396 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



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

1 month ago

very pretty overlook, could have marked the trail a little bitbetter but overall it was very hiker friendly.

1 month ago

Nice hike. Elevation climb is gradual and easy to navigate. Opens up to other trails for those who want to keep going. Great forested area!

1 month ago

Though the trail is still very muddy in many areas (I suggest taking a bag to put your hiking shoes in after and a second pair of shoes to put on before heading out), we were able to get through the whole trail and enjoyed the great views and solitude. Not many others were on the trail at the same time.

2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails. It’s got great views, solitude and flora and fauna. Easy to walk and pretty quick.

2 months ago

Just tried to hike this today. The trail was covered in snow and was VERY muddy. We tried to push on but the mud was so slippery that we were unable to continue. I’m sure it’s a great trail after the trail has dried out.

3 months ago

We got a little lost towards the end where the trails converge, but just went back the way we came. Did this trail with a 7-year-old and 14-year-old who really enjoyed it.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Great time for the whole family!

4 months 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.

6 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!

7 months ago

awesome trail.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Steep in areas, but well marked.

7 months ago

Fun hike. Steep in areas and pretty views.

8 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.

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 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.

10 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.

11 months ago

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

Sunday, April 09, 2017

It was a great afternoon hike. Exactly as advertised!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Super fun!

Monday, March 13, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Great views and definitely good for the family!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

We did it in winter, close to Christmas
3/4 of loop had ice, you will need a walking stick.
Nice trail, it will benefit from more signs.

Monday, November 21, 2016

It is a very nice trail for the hole family. Many spots for making photos or to take a break. Great with dogs and kids. There are no pokestops on trail, but many pokemons.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

easy trail for the whole family. the kids had a great open area to play about 1.5 miles in.

Friday, October 28, 2016

great views. multicolor trees.

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