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Oso Ridge and Embudito Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,561 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Running Views No dogs
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Nathan Kishiyama
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Aubrey Hays
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HikingOver grownRocky

lots of rock scrambling and guessing at trail splits. Trails are not clearly marked, but gorgeous nonetheless!

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David Lucas
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John Mitchiner
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Wendy Wittchen
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Hiking

Beautiful hike but reference your maps often. Trails are difficult to identify in spots and definitely NOT marked

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Rich Moeser
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Katie Green
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Hiking

Pretty steep going up Oso Ridge but beautiful views, definitely worth the effort. Lightly trafficked.

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Zain Walker
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HikingOver grown

My fiancé and I took Embudito up to South peak which was great but I do NOT recommend taking Oso Ridge on the way down. It is INCREDIBLY steep. I’m talking an 80 degree decline for the first mile and a half, and it doesn’t get much better. Incredibly overgrown with very little traction. I would not recommend doing this trail without sticks.

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Lasly Dowell
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Charles Merz
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HikingScramble

Coming down the Oso Ridge side had more steepness (less cutbacks) and more loose gravel. Suggest to have poles to help or come up that way. Lots of views and lots of white and yellow daisies.

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Mike Anderson
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Do Oso Ridge going up and Embudito coming back. Oso is a lung burner going up but an unstable ankle busting mess coming down. YMMV IMHO.

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Lore Q
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HikingOff trailRocky

Beautiful trail.. not much shade for about 2 miles going up.. the views are incredible!

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Grace Marshall
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Hiking

Beautiful desert mountain trail. Moderate level with some slippery sections coming down. Great views at the top. Trail a little hard to follow at times as there were many possible options. Would recommend and do again.

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Jesse Lutz
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HikingMuddy

Embudito Trail was very wet in early March due to snowmelt and rainfall. The trail was too wet for our 20lb dog, so we carried him in a pet-carrier backpack. Our large dog had no issues. Great triail with friends.

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Katie Green
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John Plakio
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John Plakio
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Anthony Hosier
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. There was some snow on the ground and it was slippery so be careful because there is a lot of cactuses

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Becky Altenburg
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HikingIcyRocky

A little icy in the boulders but definitely doable and fun!

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Lisa Miller
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Decent hike, no real destination at the “top”, but pretty views along the way. Plenty of parking, got there mid day.

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George Bicknell
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