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Tree Spring Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sandia Park, 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 April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 944 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Fee

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A great summer hike since the trail is shaded about 80% of the way. $3 parking fee.

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Reviews (320)
Photos (277)
Recordings (285)
Completed (526)
Julie Deery
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HikingFee

We decided to try an evening hike starting at 7pm. Took about 1 1/2 hours to climb up to top. Nice easy trail to follow with some rocks and roots. At the top we watched ABQ fireworks which looked tiny but the whole city sparked. Easy down but we did need lights as trails are dark after 9 pm. Fun but challenging.

Jette R.
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Hiking

Fun summer trail. Suitable for most skill levels as the incline is so gradual. Get an early start to beat the crowds and the heat. If you continue straight (slight left) after the trail technically ends, you’ll get a great view.

Lindsey P.
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HikingRocky

Great hike, my pupper loved it. Definitely get an early start to beat the heat and the crowds. The trail “ends” at the intersection with 10K but there’s good views near the top.

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Lore Q
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HikingFeeRocky

Beautiful trail! Very easy to follow. Most of it is shady. I followed the recommendations that were given about going a bit farther, and the views am were worth it! I would do this trail early in the day, since there is not a lot of parking and it gets busy.

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Ashlee B
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Hiking

What a fun trail! Went on a Sunday morning so it was busy. But, everyone keeps their distance so it wasn’t bad. The trail offers a steady incline. But the view at the top is worth it! If you go a few hundred feet past the trail head at the top, you will see the crest and can look over Abq! It’s beautiful! The trail provides plenty of shade.

Nick Bachicha
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Hiking

Trail was really nice. the parking lot liked a lot busier than it was for 11:30 on a Friday. I saw about 30 people over the course of 2 hours, still felt I was able to enjoy the trail "alone" for that time.

Veronica H.
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Hiking

Great trail for a solid ascent & descent, and is a well maintained trail. It meets up with part of the Oso trail, the south crest trail & the 10k south. If you take the trail about .25 miles more passed the end of the trail, it’ll lead to a great crest view of Albuquerque. My iwatch put the elevation gain at 1,000 feet.

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Camellia Termini
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HikingMuddy

Took us about two hours to reach the top. We did have hiking poles but only used them on the way up. We hiked the trail on 5/2/20 and it was pretty crowded, lots of families and dogs for about the first two miles. A bit of mud & minimal snow packs at the intersection for 10k. Parking area was packed and bathrooms were locked. Initially had planned to do the Armijo Trail, but parking was overflowed to Sandia Crest Road and we decided to drive up a bit more. P.S. please pick up your trash & after your dog!!!!

Stirling Crow
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Great hike. Did it with a 9 and 7-year-old. Took about 4.5 hours there and back. Was in the mid 70s the entire hike. The clearing at the overlook at the top was a little chilly but refreshing.

Christina S
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HikingRocky

Fun and relatively easy trail that’s good for a short adventure. The last 0.5 miles of the trail are the most challenging, but overall almost anyone could do this hike. I saw three other groups, some with poles and others without. Started at 9am and took roughly 2.5 hours moving at a slower than usual pace. No fee to park right now because of COVID. Also, there are signs about bears, so make sure your dog is leashed to keep them safe.

Jon Morgan
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HikingFeeIcyMuddyRockySnow

Really good trail!! Lots of snow packs right now. Lots of shade. Due to COVID19 the trash cans have been locked so you will have to pack out your trash. One thing that was really annoying was the amount of people allowing their dogs to run off leash.

Stewart Carnes
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HikingMuddySnow

Nice hike. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. There are numerous areas of packed snow and numerous areas of mud. All are easy to navigate. 8 continued a couple minutes past the end of the trail to the crest and was rewarded with spectacular views of the valley/city from jutting rock outcroppings

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Memi Moore
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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow
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Ron B
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HikingIcyMuddy
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Melissa Heika
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HikingIcyMuddySnow
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Roy Mollenkamp
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HikingFeeIcyMuddySnow

Great trail. But might want to bring a walking stick and/or spiked shoes.

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