Osha Trail

EASY 162 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.

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.

4 hours 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
13 days 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.

1 month ago

wonderful experience

hiking
1 month ago

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

walking
2 months ago

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

2 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
2 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
2 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.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked.

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 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.

3 months ago

Beautiful, woodsy, and cool.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

4 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
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

Me and my little one who is 4 years old did this trail today and it is perfect. Easy trail with easy clear signs to follow. Definitely going to do this one a few more times.

5 months ago

Our ‘go to’ trail. Very nice shaded trail walk for out dogs and it’s a nice loop.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months 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!

hiking
7 months 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.

8 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.

8 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.

hiking
8 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.

9 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Great time for the whole family!

hiking
9 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.

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