South Piedra Lisa Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
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South Piedra Lisa Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bernalillo, 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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 days ago

Checked out the trail today! A gorgeous morning on a great trail. It was a constant incline but nothing strenuous. The views are great. Traffic was low on the way up, but higher on the way down. Snow on the top. Can’t wait to hike it again.

4 days ago

Well marked trail, steady incline, great views. Snow at the very top.

9 days ago

This is now one of my favorite hikes in Albuquerque! Beautiful.

20 days ago

Kinda hard (constant incline), really beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

After Pino, this is my favorite trail in the Sandias. The views are spectacular, particularly from the rocks at the very top. Continue to the right (SSE) when you come to the marker post on the ridgeline, and scramble up the rocks about a tenth of a mile on (the highest accessible point). Outstanding.

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging but worth it!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Love it!! Good, intense climb up and finishes with a great view. Good,fast out and back. Get in nature and a workout and still have time to do the rest of your life.

hiking
4 months ago

Wasn't my favorite, but will be better when it's cold outside.

4 months ago

Tough climb but worth it for the amazing view at the top!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a very nice trail with good shade. We hiked from 9 to past noon and found plenty of shade both ways. The main trailhead is under construction right now, but there's an alternate trail head just across the street. It is well marked as is the rest of the trail. View at the top is nice, but not as wide open as I'd hoped.

5 months ago

Fun hike and great views, trail gets skinny at some spots but overall it's a good one.

5 months ago

Hiked this last weekend, 8/5/17. Great trail though coming back down was difficult due to slipping on loose rock and soil. Fantastic views! When you get to the crest turn right and go past the Piedra Lisa North trail to the rock outcropppings. Incredible views.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views (close ups of sheer rock faces and distant mesas) and challenging incline. The trail is gravely in a lot of places, so those wearing running shoes may slip a lot. In winter and early spring there may be snow and/or ice in shaded places.

hiking
5 months ago

This is definitely one of my favorite trails in the Sandías! The way up is quite the workout but the views are worth it for sure! And there's plenty of pretty and shady spots to take breaks along the way.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! It is definitely quite an uphill climb, but the views at the top are worth it. You can see quite a bit (up close and personal) of the Sandias, pretty much all of Albuquerque, and some mesas and mountains to the north and west. The drive up to the trail is also gorgeous. I would recommend going early in the morning if you are going in the summer. I would highly recommend this hike for anyone who enjoys a good sweat and would also say that this is one of my favorites in all of the Sandias/Cibola National Forest. I lovingly call one of the peaks of the Sandias "the nub" and I got to get very close to it, so I was happy.

hiking
7 months ago

I have hiked this trail twice now and I love it.

8 months ago

Excellent trail for a quick hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Wonderful trail! The trail was easy to navigate and featured a wide variety of plant and animal life. Parts of the trail are closed from March until August so there were a few detours, but again they were very easy to follow.

hiking
11 months ago

Moderate hike, beautiful scenery, cold currently but still enjoyable. Some changes between the old trail and new trail but if you follow the signs you'll be alright.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail. This is my first time in awhile going out hiking again. But this was a good choice. Has a good incline with some rocky areas. But mostly a nice dirt path to walk on.

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