Agua Sarca Trail

HARD 20 reviews
#13 of 45 trails in

Agua Sarca Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Placitas, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

Nice trail that will take you to the thickest forest. Nice views in spots but the foliage blocks many of the views. Starts out gravely and rocky in the Pinon/Juniper forest and will take you through thick forest.

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17 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a hard trail. Steep and more steep but is one of my favorites.

2 months ago

rough climb, cool views but the top lookout is hard to find and you have to battle the trees

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

Some good views, water for the dogs in streams, but a few spots the route can get confusing and I ended up off trail for a bit. Bring a lot of water and when it says 'hard' trust it is, you're gonna end up stopping a decent bit. Some bear scat at the top but nothing other than that. Made it to North Crest trail and turned around and came back - use a stick coming down to save your ankles. There are better trails with better markings and consistent views in the Sandias hence the 3 stars. Also, trails aren't dog parks...PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOGS!!!!

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6 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Really nice challenging trail.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very hard trial, we lost the trail at a point and picked up the end of the second trail (tunnel), going around the ridge; making it a 12 mile hike. Beautiful view and challenging hike

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Monday, October 17, 2016

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Friday, August 19, 2016

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Great trail...when it says hard, it was hard..for me anyway. My Labrador was also very winded. Be careful coming down, the incline is somewhat deceiving and when coming down it was pretty slippery. The views were amazing, take a camera.

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Friday, July 01, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

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Monday, May 30, 2016

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Great hike, can take a short cut up the valley instead of around, don't recommend going back down, tennis ball size rocks with hard footing can lead to injury. Beautiful vistas along the way. Bring lots of water.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nice trail that will take you to the thickest forest. Nice views in spots but the foliage blocks many of the views. It is a bit strenuous as it goes, so I don't think small children would enjoy