Pine Tree Trail

MODERATE 96 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
1204 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.

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2 months ago

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

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2 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!

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

This is a nice, very well maintained loop hike. I would only call it moderate because it has a steeper grade. Not nearly as steep as the trails up A-Mountain in Cruces. It has nice rock steps cut throughout, and it would be pretty hard to get lost. Hiking in spring, it was one of the greener hikes I've seen in this part of the world, and I enjoyed it. It also had a nice view out over the missile range and the desert.

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2 months ago

Loved the hike! Great views! I would consider it a strenuous hike however due to the deep incline and elevation at the beginning. The downhill was super awesome, but be careful. There are a lot of rocks you have to step and climb over.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike. Couple creeks were flowing nicely throughout. Done this hike a couple times before and this was the first time I've seen any water flowing. Took my dogs along and they had a great time. Weather was cool and overcast so it was perfect for hiking. One suggestion for those with weak knees is take along a pair of hiking poles if you plan to do this hike. This trail is very rocky.

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3 months ago

Fun trail for a back by noon hike. Well maintained trail, good views and plenty of nice shady spots to take a break from the sun. Springs and creek were flowing pretty good for a high desert trail.

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3 months ago

beautiful hike on a beautiful day. The weather was hitting into the mid-sixties when we we're at the high point of a hike. Beautiful day to sit at the top and boil some water for coffee and tea. Excellent experience.