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Tree Spring Trail

MODERATE 220 reviews
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Tree Spring Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately 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.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 944 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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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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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Honestly was a little disappointed by the views on this trail! They were right there.. but covered by trees. I think it would be a great running trail as you’d be concentrating on the ground. I wore shorts and sweatshirt and got a slight sweat going! It was a gorgeous day. Also bring $3!

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike , a little windy but beautiful fall scenery will be back

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1 month ago

They have been clearing trees and it just isn’t that interesting. Easy stuff with some areas with rocks. Fine for kids.

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1 month ago

thoroughly enjoyed it

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rocky
2 months ago

Great views. Great incline. Great shade. Only real downfall is that it is pretty heavily trafficked and trail can be narrow at time. Overlook is amazing!!

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Favorite training trail. Up/down with 55lb on bacon in less than 2hrs.

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rocky
2 months ago

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scramble
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Did this hike w/ a friend today & left the trail parking lot at around 12:30pm. It was less hot than we expected it to be. The trail had moderate difficulty, with most sections being flat and some areas that are slow but steady uphill climbs. There is a bit of shade too from trees. There were two forks in the road & we always took the ones on the right side of the path. Then on the final ascent to the overlook, we went left instead of going straight to the crest on Sandia. Bring plenty of water, especially if you hike closer to noon. Would definitely do this again!

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice shaded trail! Mileage is a little longer than posted. Gain 1000+ in elevation. Great summer hike, will do again. Hikers, please practice Leave No Trace, I saw 5 poop bags left along the trail.

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3 months ago

Fun trail! 80% shady.

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4 months ago

Lots of shade and great views on the way up. Go past the trail end marker just a few hundred feet for great views!

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rocky
4 months ago

Love this trail! It’s in the shade 90% of the time and has nice mountaintop breezes. Rocky in places and dirt in others but still fairly easy to navigate. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. There is a bathroom and a picnic table at the trail head.

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4 months ago

The perfect morning hike. The trail had great tree cover and beautiful wildflowers. Spectacular views to boot. I wish I had had more time to continue exploring the backside of the Sandias. This is going to become one of my go-to hikes for sure.

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4 months ago

Pros: great coverage from the sun, gradual elevation in hike without steep incline like pino trail, 2.2 miles to the trail head and you can turn back around or keep going straight. This Is the tram trail and the trail is slightly longer and more difficult I wouldn't do this unless you hike often. Cons: being a hiker for the past 3 months I've hiked over 150 miles and have done the pino trail, rinconada trail etc.. that being said this trail has a lot of rocks. Going up isn't bad if you watch your footing but going down is another story. The rocks can be smooth and you lose your grip on them. I slipped several times and tripped trying to avoid a group of people sketching flowers. Thus if you have had a ankle injury in the past I would not attempt this trail. I did not get injured but it put my ankle at very precarious angles and you could easily sprain on this trail.

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4 months ago

This hike is so lovely! One of my favorites for sure. I've hiked this in the spring, summer, and fall and definitely recommend summer (July) because there were tons of different wildflowers, insects, and small animals. Oh and did I mention this is pretty much in the shade the whole trail?! Love to bring a picnic for getting to the top and chill for a bit. Stunning views, you won't want to leave! Don't forget $3 for parking.

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5 months ago

The trail “ends” at this random fence post, but if you keep going past the fence post you’ll meet up the Crest trail which goes all the way up the Sandia Tram with great views along the way! It’s a great summer hike since the trail is shaded about 80% of the way.

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rocky
5 months ago

this was a nice trail, not too steep and with lots of shade. we did not know about the overlook area that is just a little past the fence and intersection with 10k trail. Keep going to get the best views! took us about 2 hours.

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5 months ago

Fun hike, with few maintenance issues. Look forward to doing it again but adding in the 10k trail.

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5 months ago

Fun trail with a great overlook- just go 200 yards past where Tree Spring Trail intersects with Crest Trail.

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rocky
5 months ago

Great mid-length trail- beautiful pine forests and wildflowers. Trail is rocky in places but not difficult to navigate. Wonderful views throughout hike! Good connecting trail to South Crest or 10k.

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5 months ago

Really great trail for a sunny afternoon. Lots of trees and shade, very pretty. Only took us about 2 hours to do with our dogs.

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snow
6 months ago

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