South Crest Trail is a 27.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Crest, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail is the southern portion of the Crest Trail (#130), beginning at the Upper Tram Terminal and descending down to the Canyon Estates trailhead near Tijeras. This trail is useful for those who wish to complete the 26 mile Crest Trail in segments.
I went out exploring the area (new to New Mexico) and I stumbled across this trail. I didn't finish it by any means but the portion I hiked was a lot of fun! Really beautiful views, especially now since it's Autumn. It's a long hike but even if you do part of it, it's worth it! I'd love to complete it sometime.