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Fun short trail to get your hike going. It's paved and has some concrete steps along the way.

Nice family and dog family trail!

Nice trail for all levels of hiking. Once at the top, you can continue to venture to higher elevations, which was nice.

A great hike. If your going in the summer months, get an early start. The gate opens around 6 am. The hike was made better by getting to see a 4 foot Western Diamondback. Yes. They are up there so watch your step. Getting to and seeing the crash site was surreal. A really good day in the Sandias.

on Embudo Spring

3 days ago

Wouldn't recommend this trail if it's going to rain, many wash crossings plus parts of the trail are the wash itself. Lots of side trails at the beginning to see new areas. Very pretty trail for being so close to the city

9 days ago

9 days ago

11 days ago

Just finished. took about 4 hours and 9.2 miles according to my fitbit. spectacular views and multiple biomes are along the way, well worth the hike.

11 days ago

Hikers be warned: Hawkwatch Trail itself does NOT connect to South Crest Trail as this GPS-tracked map shows. This map entails some serious off-roading up a steep climb with loose gravel (and plenty of cactus) underfoot - can be fun, but can also be dangerous and stupid. I learned from locals afterwards that stranded hikers occasionally need to be rescued via helicopter after attempting to continue up the mountain. There is also no marked end to Hawkwatch Trail - it just gradually disappears. And as another reviewer notes, there are off-shoots and runoffs that mimic the trail and can be confusing. My buddy and I lost the trail twice on the way back down.

Otherwise, it's a nice hike, although the altitude and full sun / no shade was brutal for this East Coaster.

12 days ago

I live in the neighborhood that backs up to this beautiful space. Easy trail, well traveled, lots of mountain bikers.