Pino Trail

HARD 167 reviews

Pino Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chelwood Park, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2834 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a nice hike in the Sandias that can take you to the Crest Trail. If you want, you can continue on the Crest trail to the Tramway and take the easy way down the mountain. The trail is in good condition but there are some steep parts. Also there is a lot of shade which is much appreciated when the NM sun is out in full force. There are a few springs but you can't depend on them to be there in the dry months. You can expect to get some great views of the Sandias on the way up.

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3 days ago

A great hike up and back down the mountain. It has some nice vistas and open views too. The view at the top is a bit hindered by the north and south peaks but still worth while. Thus the 4 star rating. Huge amounts of flora and fauna from a lot of rain recently! As with any hike in NM stay hydrated.

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23 days ago

We went from pino to crest trail then up to the tram. If we would have just went up and back down pino, I would not have considered it worth while. The path is very dense towards the top and I don't recall very good lookouts along the way. However, this is a good trail for a great workout that requires you focus on breathing and not scenery.

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

The hike was challenging, but beautiful! The terrain changes significantly throughout the Trail, which keeps things interesting! I had a blast and enjoyed sitting on the large rocks at the top and enjoying the view!

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1 month ago

This hike will test your limits. Make sure you're hydrated in advance and on the trail. Lunch or snack at the traverse points near the top.

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1 month ago

Great trail to hike and I had an awesome time.

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