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Picacho Peak Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.3 miElevation gain1227 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Tracie Trotter
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W/ spikes

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Tracie Trotter
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Excellent trail, convenient to town.

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Kat Barren
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Incredibly well marked trail. Plenty of helpful maps with labeled trail heads. can hike to P Cacho Peak Trail and continue on to Atalaya Peak if desired!

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Ryan Lockwood
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Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Scenery was great, beautiful views and multiple spots along the trail. Not overly crowded, but we did come across a few people. We hiked the extra mile or so to Atalaya Mountain peak, which was great but pretty strenuous at the last quarter mile. Views were well worth it. Definitely recommend both peaks.

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kara reeves
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So glad I pushed myself to the top with hubby encouragement. Incredible views! This trail you walk single file and be sure to download the map. We were glad to have it at a couple of spots.

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Jessica Kormelink
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Beautiful trails and views. I did the extended version with more ‘peaks’.

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Kelle O
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A lovely in-town hike. Parking lot fills up!

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Jennifer Bonde
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Beautiful trail! Uphill going in and down going out. Love!

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Lauren Hosp
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Really great views! Not overly difficult. We started at 10am and had the trail to ourselves but saw more people coming in on our way out

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Nick Lamont
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Ralph Holcomb
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Manoj Sreekumar
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Ethan Federman
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Super nice, I’m a fast hiker so did it in 1.5 hours. It is hard however the altitude does get to the lungs.

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Megan Cook
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Awesome views! Loved this hike, especially seeing all the fall colors this time of year. Much longer than stated, we clocked it at closer to 4 miles and 1600 ft elevation

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Josh Cook
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Definitely 4miles. But great hike beautiful views

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glenn zior
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Brian Moen
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Becca Saunders
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10/11/20 great trail with moderate incline the whole way up. Ended up being 4 miles round trip. Views of the National Forest and Santa Fe were great at the top!

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Jay Williams
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Jorge Ramirez
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Completed this trail mid day. Easy access and you don’t have to pay for parking, just do not park on the road because you will get a ticket. Absolutely gorgeous views of Santa Fe. Great hike close to the city.

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Elizabeth Baker
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great hike. moderate incline the whole way, but beautiful views for most of the trail

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Summer Wheeler
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Closer to 5 mi than 3.3 as is in the description. Fairly strenuous / steep. Great views at the top.

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Laura Whipple
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Closer to 5 miles out and back! Steep and a great workout. I go up it 2-3x a week. Gorgeous view at the top!

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Liz Williams
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Easy to find. Parking was limited. The trail was great! The views were breathtaking! Easy hike with some climbing but nothing too strenuous. Would definitely recommend.

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Nicolas Sandoval
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Tami Moore
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David Kahn
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Fred Howard
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Great views, but lot’s of climbing. Lower traffic on afternoon.

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Kate Stackhouse
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August W
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Nice, steep trail! Well marked with most of the trail being in the shade. Enjoy

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