Stripmine Trail

EASY 41 reviews
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Stripmine Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Placitas, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
449 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers


3 months ago

Very urban -- huge houses visible/nearby and lots of traffic noise on the entire trail, with the exception of two short stretches in canyons. Mostly flat with several very rocky, steep climbs.

2.8 miles if you miss the out & back at the far end of the loop.

3 months ago

The weather was perfect for this hike and there were some loose rocks, but make sure to check out the trail map next to the parking lot before you start this trail! I ended up going left at the first fork in the road and got onto a different trail without realizing it, but it’s still an absolutely gorgeous area. It was perfect for a nice fall day, and I didn’t see anyone else while hiking. My pup loved it, too! I’ll be back to hike the actual trail soon.

4 months ago

glorious view

5 months ago

Very enjoyable hike.

9 months ago


10 months ago

Beautiful trail. It wasn't crowded at all for a Saturday. There were four mountain bikes and three other hikers and all were friendly and polite. Interesting geology and numerous wildflowers in bloom. Amazing views! We will hike this trail again.

10 months ago

Awesome views!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Good hike, really exposed, nice views higher up.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Good trail to walk

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Very beautiful. We went very early in the morning and heard coyotes so if you bring your dog please keep a leash on him. The abandoned strip mine was not seen this time, maybe we didn't know where to look or maybe we were taken with the other scenery. I will say there are a few sketchy areas with very lose rocks.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Done this trail and various off shoots many times. Changing scenery is its prominent feature. It can get hot so hiking earlier in the day the better.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

For a beginner that considers herself out of shape, I'd say this is more on the moderate side. A little rocky in the beginning and a lot of up and down hills. Some parts of the trail are a bit narrow. Not a lot of shade, but I was expecting that. Certain parts of the trail were closed too. Great views and a great workout though!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Trail was great and beautiful! Gets pretty rocky underfoot though, pretty sore by the end. The color changes and the views were 100% worth it!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Loved the trail and historical mining sites.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Trail was way too muddy this time of the year. Pretty views but hard to walk.

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