Perk Ridge Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
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Perk Ridge Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ruidoso, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail mid-day in a Friday. Did not encounter anyone. The trail wasn’t to bad to hike and had great views, Overlooking the forest and within. We came across plenty on wild life and was able to hear an elk close by but did not see it. I recommend this trail if you are in the area. But it can be difficult if you’re not in decent shape.

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6 days ago

Trail was nice and the view was well worth it. Be advised it was a little over 7 miles though.

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14 days ago

Great hike, moderate difficulty is accurate. About a mile stretch in the middle is more challenging, but as one other reviewer said, put it in low gear and grind it out. Views are spectacular and plentiful. Didn't encounter any other hikers on a Saturday morning so lightly hiked, but trails are well marked.

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17 days ago

More challenging than expected but doable, this hike was gorgeous and diverse. Loved the streams, horned toads, views and most of all, the very light traffic.

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26 days ago

Nice scenery. Good challenge for an old guy!

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29 days ago

Did this in July. Very nice in the town of ruidoso. Also did it reverse to get the altitude gain at the start

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2 months ago

Good trail and easy to follow. Like another review there is a bit of a climb at bout the 2.5 mile mark. Just pick a low gear and grind it out

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3 months ago

This trail is on the high end of moderate due to the constant incline/decline to complete the loop, occasionally steep and unstable footing. Wet conditions could make many portions of the trail slick, especially on the steep areas.