Pine Tree Trail

MODERATE 147 reviews

Pine Tree Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Take water, there are no springs. Wear a hat and sunscreen.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful scenery but gets a little less child friendly towards the end. You still get a good long hike our of it though. Definitely recommend it.

17 days ago

I was surprised to find ice at the half way point. Was a wonderful hike. Plan to be in the shade for most of the hike, the sun was already hidden on the other side of the mountains by 1:30.

28 days ago

Amazing views and just the right amount of hard but pleasant to hike while carrying an infant in a pack. We did find 2 water sources along route that where nice to look at and surrounded by birds + life. Nice primitive campsite at the highest point of hike. We plan to take our kiddo fir his first over night along this route when the time comes.

hiking
28 days ago

Very nice trail. Strenuous in place but very scenic. Good views of the Tularosa basin. Have hiked this trail in the fall and in the winter. In the winter you may encounter snow and Ice.

1 month ago

Great views, even saw some snow and ice near the top. Now is a great time to go, not too hot.

1 month ago

A beautiful hike not to hard I did it in under two hours. I would like to come back and take 3 hours to enjoy the scenery a little more.

hiking
1 month ago

Good loop trail for 3-4 hour hike. This December the weather is great..not too hot.

1 month ago

My wife and I did this one for our second time this fall and it is becoming a favorite in the area. “Not too hard, not too easy” and gets you close to a lot of good views of Sugarloaf...the little “mini-forests” along to trail are great for cooling off and taking a break

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, specifically around this fall time as the trees turn to orange. You don’t get that much else here in the border region. The hike up (either way) can be strenuous ... lots of rocks to climb over to move forward. There was a tiny tiny stream of water coming from the mountains. Overall, great hike and plan on doing again as the seasons turn.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is strenuous at times! And really enjoyable.

3 months ago

4 months ago

awesome family hike, a lot of nature to see! great views everywhere.

hiking
4 months ago

I went with a group of 8 people and it took us about three hours as we stopped a lot to take pictures. Everyone enjoyed this pretty loop trail. We saw a lot of wild flowers and there was a small creek

hiking
5 months ago

One of our favorite trails close by. Lots of trees, water and shade great views. An oasis in the desert

hiking
5 months ago

loved this trail. they have a mid point sign which is lovely. wonderful views. only one part where we thought we had to go through a boulder field, which we did not.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a lot of fun- gotta pay attention to stay on the trail at a few spots though- there were a few places where there are little side trails that veer off to view points and with all of the rocks there are a couple of spots where it's tough to tell what's actually the main trail.

We brought a ton of water per the advice of others on here and still went through almost all of it.

6 months ago

Great incline!! Super beautiful and fun :)

8 months ago

Amazing what a little water can do to a desert mountain range!

hiking
8 months ago

This is a very nice trail. In this time of spring, the plants begin to bloom and the trees to turn green, you are walking in a forest full of trees and pines. Although some sections are steep with some rocks, this is not an impediment to walk the trail, it is not difficult.. Amazing view of the Organ Mountains, and all the scenery, fantastic!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers such as verbena, apache plume and monkey flower along the stream.

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