South Boundary 164 Trail to First Peak

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Taos, New Mexico

South Boundary 164 Trail to First Peak is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 984 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

running

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
7 days ago

Perfect for a relatively quick up and back trek. Well marked and trailhead is easily accessible right off the highway. Challenging in a few steep spots, so moderate is a good description.

hiking
13 days ago

5/17/20 3 large dogs, Akita/husky/mix types were about 5/10 minutes up the trail. Passed them on the way up, no owner in sight. They barked at our pup but we moved on. 1.5 hours later on our way back, the largest attacked our pup, didn’t see it coming. Got out of there with only minor bleeding, but just an FYI, they seemed rather territorial. Perhaps not as much with humans, but still, sketchy. I seemed to alpha-shock them with bellowing yelling. Afterward, they went straight down the hill, so they may “belong” to someone below. Otherwise, Nice trail. Lots of tree cover though so not many views on the way up if that’s what you’re looking for.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for a bit of a workout! Gets moderately steep and rocky towards the top. Shaded for the majority of the trail.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Was quite the adventure getting up to the top, but the view was lovely!

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

icy
snow
5 months ago

Trail is packed snow and ice. Would recommend traction device, or checking out the Devisadero trail across the road (it's South-facing). Trail is within earshot of the road the whole time, otherwise is lovely.

hiking
icy
6 months ago

its was amazing and a super dog friendly. make sure you have hiking shoes though. the snow hasent melted and had ice directly underneath and makes it very slick for us humans. Dogs have no issues

hiking
7 months ago

Trail was really awesome. No real breaks climbing up. Trail is well marked and the lookout at my turn around point was breathtaking. Great view of Taos looking north.

hiking
7 months ago

I like this better than the Devisadero Loop--fewer people, more views, shadier. It's not long, but you can continue past the overlook if you want more trail.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

First time using AllTrails and the community is great! We were visiting from Alabama and picked this hike from the reviews. Took us about 2 1/2 hours with 6 of us. Age varied from 22-58 and we all did it with relative ease with a few breaks. Pretty rocky in some areas and a mix of shade on the way. No shade at the top. Nice parking area with a restroom. Would recommend!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, great views of Taos! The trail is easy to follow and clearly marked. It’s a 20 mile trail, but the hike description is just to the first high point and turning around. There’s a rock cairn at the point when it starts to go downhill. Today, I could see all the way to Cerro Pedernal. Dog friendly. Uses same parking lot as Devisadero peak, but I think 164 has better views of Taos. The best view of Taos is a few minutes before the 2 mile marker, on a short 100 foot trail to the left.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice forested trail with views of Taos and Taos Mountain. Not we’ll marked at end of turnaround point.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is in great condition. Encountered several friendly folks on the out and back, though for the most part it felt like we had the trail to ourselves. Excellent views of the valley from several vantage points. Pretty good elevation gain on the way up.

hiking
10 months ago

I believe I went too far. Should have stopped at the overlook but I headed up to mile marker 4. Well worth it, full of Aspen trees and wildflowers.

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