Pine Tree Trail

MODERATE 190 reviews

Pine Tree Trail is a 3.9 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
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 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
5 days ago

great hike

hiking
15 days ago

Easy trail with lots of shade.

nature trips
15 days ago

Great hike with a variety of scenery. Trail starts in the desert and scrub, but by the halfway point you're in a nice forested area with plenty of shade. Great wildlife to photograph, as well!

hiking
1 month ago

What a gem! The views are fantastic wherever you look! The hike was challenging at times with large rocks to navigate. Be prepared by wearing good hiking boots as part of the trail is quite slippery due to sand and small stones. Numerous points along the trail to stop and appreciate! Found that going to the left or clockwise is preferable. Hope to return again for sure

hiking
1 month ago

Great morning hike!! Some areas were a little challenging for my dog, but overall it's a beautiful hike! Lots of shaded areas to stop and rest and take in the amazing views!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. It was crazy to see such greenery in the desert. Some great views. Hike was fairly moderate. At the start of the trail if you go right first it is a little more challenging cause u are climbing and if you go left first it is a steady climb but subtle.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Haven't hiked in a while. This hike was a bit difficult going up but with plenty of hydration and energy snacks, we made it through.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with amazing views over White Sands. Very quite and peaceful hike. Takes about 2hrs.

backpacking
2 months ago

Lots of people since it’s near a camping spot, but the views were gorgeous and the trail very well maintained. There were a couple of damp spots from the rains when we had gone, but overall a great trail.

hiking
2 months ago

An incredible trail! Took the whole family on it. Enjoyed the scenery and being within the Organ Mountains. A little longer in length than listed - But made for a great hike!

3 months ago

Fantastic hike! Gorgeous vistas, well maintained trail, but not a stroll in the park. Challenging and fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Great weather, peaceful and serene. Great way to spend a spring morning.

hiking
3 months ago

MY hubby and I & our dog Roscoe really enjoyed this BEAUTIFUL trail. As a photographer the views are pretty incredible up there!!!

Lesley C. Photo

3 months ago

Beautiful views, even better after a rain shower!

4 months ago

We loved this hike! It wasn't too hard or too easy, it has a good mix of terrain & views. There is plenty of shade. I recommend going early cuz the sun was over the other side of the mountain around 2pm. There was still ice & a little running water. Did this with a 4 year old also. There were several good areas to sit for a picnic especially around the halfway mark.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice 3.5 hour walk, not hard at all proven you only carry a small pack, there are a couple of drippings almost to the top, where most pines are, will try it again in spring.

hiking
4 months ago

A perennial favorite of ours. It takes my family about three hours, taking several breaks along the way. Could easily be done in an hour or two if you move at a brisk pace. Very enjoyable views, and a decent elevation difference. You'll experience several different biomes on the trail as you move up and back down in elevation.

4 months ago

This is my favorite hike in the organ mountains. The views of the mountain are incredible. So many photo opps and a nice long hike with lots of different terrain. We had the pleasure of seeing a Tarantula too

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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
5 months 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.

6 months ago

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

6 months 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
6 months ago

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

6 months 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
7 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
7 months ago

This trail is strenuous at times! And really enjoyable.

8 months ago

9 months ago

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

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