San Leonardo Lakes Trail

HARD 7 reviews
#10 of 31 trails in

San Leonardo Lakes Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Penasco, New Mexico that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2588 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely hike along a stream through open forest, full of wildflowers. Having just arrived in NM from much lower elevation, my husband and I experienced significant altitude adjustment symptoms on this hike, but I persevered to the lakes and was rewarded by their picturesque beauty. The trail crossed the shallow stream several times via logs or rocks.

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The road from Truchas (639) was pretty rough. High clearance necessary and 4x4 helpful for that route. Trail was really nice, considerable downfall but no problems. Lake was great.

4 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

God's country for sure! Very little traffic and one of the best picture areas in Nm!