Soledad Canyon Loop

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Soledad Canyon Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike through a narrowing canyon to a natural water fall. Begin the hike at the trailhead. Stay to the right, follow the trail counter-clockwise. At 1.5 miles there is a junction where the trail divides. You can follow the loop to the left, or continue straight ahead to the old rock house and the waterfall. At 1.63 miles you reach the old rock house. Continue down this trail to the waterfall. The trail will head to the right, up a small hill, then left into a narrow dead-end canyon. The waterfall is all the way back. To finish the loop, return the the junction where the trail divided. Turn right, and follow the trail back to the trailhead.

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10 minutes ago

Good trail. Definitely in the easy/moderate spectrum. The waterfall was running somewhat with some recent rainstorms having hit the area. Take lots of water and sunscreen, the sun will cook you!

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1 month ago

not very shady, be sure to bring extra water to deal with the heat.
the Canyon is beautiful,ans a perfect place to break and have lunch or a snack before heading back towards the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

The end when you get to the Canyon is very beautiful! But first part of hike has no shade so go early to beat the heat or cover up with sunscreen!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Went with the family (kids are 8, 5 & 6) on an early morning summer hike. It was really beautiful watching the sun come up over the mountains and to see 3 frolicking deer! No water on the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Was a great hike and lots of fun! Too bad the waterfall want running.