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South Piedra Lisa Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,309 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

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Camellia Termini
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We did this trail on 6/28/20 starting at around 11:30am. Lot was packed when we got there. Reached the top by 1pm and then another hour and a half back down. I would rate this as more difficult than moderate. There is a steady elevation gain almost the entire way up, around 1300 ft. While there is *some* shade from the trees, you are still quite exposed so wear sunscreen, a hat, bring plenty of water. I drank a full 1.5 liter. I would recommend bug spray next time, lots of gnats. Nice views, nothing breathtaking (compared to the east side of the Sandias). Beautiful vegetation & cactus, lizards. Initially was planning for the Piedra Trail #135 to waterfall but had missed the turn.

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Ryan Holt
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Natan Cohen
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Hiking

Well-maintained trail. A little bit tougher with the elevation gain for newer hikers but the view at the end was worth it.

Tamara Aragon
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Hiking

Great trail! One of my favorites in the sandias. Views at the top are great and trail is well maintained.

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Sarah B.
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Raymond Tsai
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Hiking

My favorite trail here. No bikes, moderate traffic, shade for most of the hike, and a little elevation to get the heart rate up

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Sgt Remembered
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Hiking

It was a very nice trail. Stars only indicate difficulty on the trail. The trail itself is excellent!

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Julien Racine
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Views from the beginning, all the way through to the end. Fairly moderate trail but the incline is consistent for the majority of the hike. Once you arrive at the top you’ll get an amazing view of both the eastern and western sides of the mountain. The trails are smooth so the way down is nice and easy on the knees lol. Definitely do this one!

Emily M
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Hiking

Great hike, relatively moderate until you split off of piedra Lisa. Then it becomes much more difficult. Scrambling at the top but well worth it!

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with views from start to finish. We are just getting back into hiking and this hike was challenging! We arrived around 8 on a Wednesday and it wasn't busy at all. I do suggest getting out early as it was very warm by the time we finished.

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Sandra Sanchez
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Hiking

Great trail. It is very narrow and a little tough to social distance but everyone is pretty respectful of your space. No one is wearing masks though.

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Julie Barnes
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Running

Ran this trail today. Beautiful and fun. Not too rocky and a great incline. Had to wait to park but no big deal.

Jose Montoya
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Beautiful views and a great hike to do with family/friends. I recommend watching the sunset from the top. Definitely one of my favorite hikes in Albuquerque!

Carley Litten
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Awesome hike! There is a lot of incline, good workout. Lot of dogs on the trail, definitely a crowded area, but still awesome.

Francisco Padilla Concepcion
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Great hike. Definitely worth every minute.

K S
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Hiking

Hard not to repeat what has already been said. Great trail, great workout. Good for a dog. Hiked on a Sunday at 8am with maybe 5 other cars in the lot. By the time I returned at 10, lot was full, people were trying to get in who wouldn't fit, and cars parked on road, which is a no-no. (Saw the USFS law enforcement truck driving up as we were coming down so I'm sure some folks got ticketed.) Just like every trail in the Sandias these days, get there early especially if you're hiking on a weekend.

Julie Culbertson
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Took dog on it, super shaded, awesome elevation gain that was just hard enough to break a sweat but not the whole home. Views the whole time.

Meredith Venhaus
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Hiking

Great hike and beautiful views

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Jette R.
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Nice and shaded for the most part. Steady incline makes for a good workout with fantastic views.

Dionne Ross
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Hiking

Loved this hike. Steady uphill. Excellent leg workout. Good for training. Beautiful views. At least 75% shaded. Will def do it again and again.

Rachel Flemig
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My favorite hike in Albuquerque! The trail is pretty sunny so I recommend going in the fall or spring. Great inclines and views

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Brittney Rondeau
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Hiking

Hidden gem - Great bang for your buck, great views from the beginning. Favorite hike in Albuquerque so far

Elise Gill
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Hiking

Spectacular hike with amazing views and opportunities to climb some rocks for a better view at the top.

Crystal Vasquez
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Hiking

Challenging and awesome. Beautiful sunny day with the perfect amount of shade. Gradual progression over the first 1/2 mile then a steady incline for the remaining 1.5. Forewarning get there early. Parking lot was full so all cars parked along the side of the dirt road, and all were sited.

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Seth Gambone
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Hiking

Great walk with my dog! Dry. Great views at top.

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Adam Daugherty
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Loved this trail, really great views of the northern Sandia rock walls. A little tiring going up, but makes a nice trip down! We only went a couple of miles in but the trail looking forward looked really promising. Will definitely be taking this one again!

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Daniel Schmuck
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