Tesuque Creek North Fork Trail

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Tesuque Creek North Fork Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles
1564 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



wild flowers

12 days ago

A beautiful hike with a relentless ascent but is pretty relaxing at a slow pace. The water was frozen like little glaciers along and on the path which was a unique way to see NM. I loved the views on the drive into the mountains and all along the path. This is a great quick hike or you can turn it into a decent extended hike with all the paths off of the main trail.

5 months ago

Short day trip with my daughter. Great hike with beautiful views.

7 months ago

Great hike...took our lab and kept her on the leash but probably the only folks that did. The stream sounds were nice. The elevation climb was a little difficult for us because we are not used to the elevation. The temp was mild and depending on when you go, you may need a jacket because the trees provide quite a bit of shade. The path was very rocky in parts, especially toward the top.

7 months ago

lots of insects, might want to pack a repellant, the stream is beautiful but the hike back up is pretty steep

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Nice climb. However the last part of trail was not in good condition.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nice family hike that follows a creek the majority of the route. Not very strenuous but a moderate amount of sun exposure. Plenty of flowers. Good little day hike.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Santa Fe County has directions.


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Nice trail that had excellent signage. It's a triangular loop that uses three trails to makeup the 4 miles. 150 from the trailhead off the Santa Fe ski area road, then a left onto 254 for over a mile along the creek and then 182 back to 150 and the parking lot at the trailhead.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

THE APP DIRECTIONS ARE WRONG!!!!! Google "10,000 waves" then keep going straight until you see a parking lot on the left and right. The parking area is clear.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Easy, quick hike. It's shaded and right along the water, so great for dogs! Parking is limited though, so it's best to avoid high-traffic times.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

the directions on this app are wrong. I could it by googling it.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

This is a very simple trail, great to go with a group or alone with a four legged friend. best in Fall to Spring as there's not a lot of shade until several miles in. Nice stream to walk by.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I followed the directions to find this trail but I could not find it.

Friday, July 18, 2014

What a beautiful, peaceful riparian trail. Not what we Californians expected to see in the southwest. Highly recommend this trail and not many hikers seem to find it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I won't ever use this trail again. The day I went, you would not believe the numbers of well-dressed people letting their well-fed dogs poop all over the place and not bothering to clean up after them. You could not go three steps without passing a pile of dog turds. The smell was horrendous and so were the clouds of flies. Absolutely gross.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

This is a beautiful easy hike that your dog can join. It is 1 mile past Bishop Lodge on Bishop Lodge road. The directions on AllTrails was wrong when I entered this review.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Went up to Apache Ridge Rd. 265 as described in the directions but was not able to find the trail head. Anyone out there who can update the directions to get to this hike?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beautiful fairly easy hike. A big bull snake crossed our path July 30. First snake I've ever seen in a hike

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hiked this trail quite a few times! An amazing cool, green oasis... spiritual place, as is all of Santa Fe. Always past one or two other hikers, some with their dogs as well.

1 month ago

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