The Volcanoes Trail

EASY 91 reviews

The Volcanoes Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, 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.

2.9 miles 288 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Great vistas of Albuquerque and the Sandias, as well as some fantastic geological features. The hiking in, around, and on top of the Volcanoes within Petroglyph National Monument is a fun and quick excursion. What makes this hike unique are the sweeping vistas of Albuquerque, the Rio Grande valley, and the Sandia Mountains across the valley. There are numerous trails and junctions found throughout the volcanoes making it possible to piece together hikes to one, two, or all three volcanoes. Most of the trails are easy enough for smaller children with an occasional shade area with benches to rest. Also, if you're an avid mountain biker, the trails are open and available to bikes and if you enjoy wide open riding then this would be a great place to try. The trails that I reported on didn't cover every square inch of where you could possibly hike. Therefore, the distance and elevation profile are only for the trails I hiked that day.

17 days ago

Chill hike with great views.

18 days ago

Great Hike with nice views on the east side! Even my dogs loved it!

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1 month ago

Great view!

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1 month ago

Easy and short hike. Maybe a little much for young children and elderly as there are some rocky and steeper areas of the trail. Had fun with my cattle dog and enjoyed the views.

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2 months ago

We started around 3:30 and finished right at 5 when it closes. We brought two dogs and saw quite a few other people hiking the trail. Along the loop there are a lot of side trails you can take, and all the volcano trails are closed but we went up the first one and saw people at the top of all three. The view of Albuquerque and the Sandia mountains is incredible, everyone should do this hike at least once!

3 months ago

great views, awesome first trail if your just getting into biking.

3 months ago

Easy trail with excellent views of the Rio Grande Valley.

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4 months ago

This was a beautiful hike. I hiked it with my 3 children, one in a back pack carrier one on a bike and one hiking. my thoughts. unless you have a good bike and are experienced leave your bike at home there are parts that are a bit rocky. considering its volcanoes I'm not complaining. Definitely well marked for where to go for the hike there are parts you can get to that have great views.

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