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Best trails in Albuquerque

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Looking for a great trail near Albuquerque, New Mexico? AllTrails has 124 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cerrillos Hills State Park or Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sandia Foothills Open Space Park or Bernalillo Watershed Research Natural Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 69 easy trails in Albuquerque ranging from 0.6 to 13.5 miles and from 4,944 to 7,073 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Albuquerque
Top trails (124)
#1 - La Luz Trail #137
Sandia Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
This trail at the north end of the Sandias goes from the base of the mountain to the peak at 10,678'. Beautiful views of the Albuquerque valley to the west. There is a $3 fee to park. Hikers have the option to take the Tram down - $15. Check Tram hours.Show more
#2 - Pino Trail
Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
This is a nice hike in the Sandias that can take you to the Crest Trail. If you want, you can continue on the Crest trail to the Tramway and take the easy way down the mountain. The trail is in good condition but there are some steep parts. Also there is a lot of shade which is much appreciated when the NM sun is out in full force. There are a few springs but you can't depend on them to be there in the dry months. You can expect to get some great views of the Sandias on the way up.Show more
#3 - South Piedra Lisa Trail
Sandia Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
#4 - Embudito Canyon Loop
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
#5 - The Volcanoes Trail
Petroglyph National Monument
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Note: Trails heading to the volcanoes may be closed for restoration. Please check with the park page before attempting. 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.Show more
#6 - Piedra Lisa Canyon Trail
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
#7 - Rinconada Canyon Trail
Petroglyph National Monument
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 58 m
Starting off from the trailhead you skirt along the right side of the canyon/mesa. Along the trail, you'll notice many petroglyphs etched into the dark rocks from various people groups and cultures ranging from Native Americans, Spanish settlers, and American ranchers. The trail is a loop or you could make an out and back hike. While the first half of the trail you're hiking right next to the canyon/mesa side but if you do the loop the trail heads right through the middle of the canyon on the way back. On the way back you're too far to see the petroglyphs. This is a great hike with nothing too strenuous as far as elevation gain. A great hike for families and petroglyph viewing. Be sure to visit the visitor center a mile up the road and the other places to hike at the National Monument.Show more
#8 - Eye Of The Sandias Loop Trail
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
#9 - Michial M. Emery and Trail 305 Loop
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#10 - Piedras Marcadas Canyon
Petroglyph National Monument
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 56 m
This interesting landscape features sandy trails with lava rocks and petroglyphs.Show more
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