Picacho Peak Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Picacho Peak Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Loved this hike! Wonderful views and great workout.

15 days ago

A little difficult but the view at the end is definitely worth it....

1 month ago

Narrow trail but beautiful views and challenging incline. Lots of dogs off-leash but luckily all were friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, great variety, and pleasantly strenuous. Very muddy in early April.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail. Well marked. Great views.

hiking
2 months ago

We loved this hike. Amazing views, given all the cut-backs on the trail, ended up doing 4.4 miles not the 2.8 listed.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail with my family yesterday. It was incredible! I found it to be challenging, but oh my gosh the views at the top were amazing! Worth every step! I can't wait to do it again!

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3 months ago

Great views of the city and surrounding mountains

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9 months ago

This is an easy/moderate trail that has two entry points. You can traverse over from Atalaya for a nice big day of hiking. I really love the 360 views. It's a great trail for snowshoes/yak traks in the winter.

hiking
10 months ago

Lovely hike with beautiful panoramic view at the top. Moderate in difficulty. I enjoyed the views and wildflowers along the way as well.