South Crest La Luz Loop Trail

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South Crest La Luz Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bernalillo, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
836 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy forest hike above 10k feet. From the trailhead head south along the paved trail to the right of the restrooms. A few hundred yards along the trail the pavement will turn to dirt. There is an intermittant rail, always stay to the left of the rail. At 0.25 miles the trail will turn sharply left and ascend a stairway. Take the stairs to the top. At the top turn hard right and look for the fork in the trail. Take the right fork to Crest Trail #130. The trail will switchback through the forest most of the rest of the hike. At 0.55 miles the trail forks. Follow the left fork for Crest Trail #130. At 1.6 miles reach the Sandia Tram Platform. Return via Reverse Route.

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Great trail with amazing scenery. Trails are clearly marked and not too difficult. Once to get to the peaks of each mountain its steep but not overwhelming. Many areas to stop and get a snack or take a water break.

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This may be my new favorite hike in Albuquerque. We took the tram to the top of the Sandia Crest and hiked to Kiwanis Cabin to watch the sunset. The weather was perfect at the beginning of July and the trail was easy enough to bring an out-of-state visitor along with us for the view.

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Nice mellow hike for me, my wife Cheri, and our dog Jasper. Loved it, Hot in the valley but cool up on the mountain.

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very nice and easy hike

7 months ago