Explore the most popular Dog Friendly trails near Albuquerque with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome hike, 4.4 miles round trip. No bugs did this hike in September not sure if that’s why. my dog had a great time.

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3 days ago

Absolutely loved it. The trail was easy to follow, got there early so it wasn't too hot. The views are breathtaking, and very much worth the work to get up the trail.

Very nice trail that offers a steady uphill hike once you very about a half mile in. Be sure to go a bit past the top of the Piedra Lisa North trail and scramble up to sit a while on the rock outcropping there, which offers a lovely 360 view.

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rocky
9 days ago

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11 days ago

I would only recommend going off-trail like this if you have a good sense of direction and a friend. Do not go alone because some spots can be kind of sketchy, and there is some light climbing involved in going the way we did. Pathfinding is also easier with two people talking and looking. Lots of wild life sign and game trails, so be attentive and project your pressence with noise. We went late afternoon but there is plenty of shade in the forest. We made double sure to be back on trail before dark. Lots of fun!

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over grown
20 days ago

This was my first time (08/21) doing the Pino Trail , and it was very enjoyable overall. I went ahead and took the Crest Trail to the Tram and rode that down. I had rides on both sides, which made it feasible to do it this way. The Pino portion took just under two hours and the Crest to the Tram an additional 1.5 hours or so. Pino was a bit overgrown at parts, so you may consider wearing pants instead of shorts. Neither Pino or Crest has much in the way of signs besides where it starts and ends, but it's fairly straight forward to follow. If I had to choose La Luz vs Pino/Crest, I would probably lean towards La Luz because of the views.

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24 days ago

ran this beast on a trip from baton rouge LA about 4 years ago( twice over 2 days). It was a 20% grade starting around 5000 ft and going up to 9500 ft approx. so 10 mile round trip. in LA were living at sea level so at 7500 feet I started hearing a high pitched buzzing in the ears. I had to stop to stretch the calves. I averaged only 12 minute miles approx for the run. I enjoyed the cacti flowers red and yellow. there were a few small trickling springs along the way. next time I might bring a straw or water supply.

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30 days ago

This trail is beautiful and shaded most of the morning. We got to the trail head at about 0630 and had shade till about 0900. Get there early as the parking lot was full by 0900. We did not see any bugs at all. Bring water and a snack to replenish your energy as this climb is steep for about 2 miles. We are out of shape and in our 40’s, so this hike kicked our butts a bit. Beautiful views of the city at the top.

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over grown
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Greatness of a hike. I could not ask for better weather. It was probably in the mid 70’s up top. Gorgeous wildflowers throughout. This was an absolute treat. Now I hurt a bit, but that’s good. Makes me feel alive! This trail is steep and will challenge you up and down. I pack three liters of water and came back with just over 1/2 liter left. You will need water on this one. I hiked it beginning at 2 I think. Took me longer as I found a phone and back tracked trying to find the guy.

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over grown
1 month ago

I used this trail for the first time a few weeks ago in a summer afternoon. it was too hot and buggy, so we didn't get far. I tried it again starting about 6:30am when it was cooler and not so buggy, I loved it! I can't wait to go again. Beautiful views, cool weather, perfect!

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over grown
1 month ago

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1 month ago

I went up with the intent of staying overnight in a bivy. There is nowhere flat to camp, but the trail is awesome

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

great hike. lots of shade!

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bugs
2 months ago

great hike! very shady, up and down small hills. lots of gnats! will take bug spray next time.

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bugs
2 months ago

great trail! up and down. cool and shady. lots of gnats! take bug repellant. We'll definitely hike it again!

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bugs
2 months ago

It's a well-marked trail with steady incline throughout. By 7:30am, the sun started to hit parts of the trail and the bugs started coming out. I would recommend to get started early!

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bugs
2 months ago

Probably on my top favorite trails. Beautiful scenery. Tons and tons of gnats. Would have turned back if a friendly hiker didn't let us use his bug spray. Thanks friendly hiker!

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely one of the best hikes I've ever done! The most gorgeous views the entire way and especially at the top! Recommend going early as we started the trail around 11:00 AM and it was super hot. Fortunately, there were shaded areas along the way. Got confused about the trailhead because as you pass the information bulletins there's a path right there that's blocked off. Just walk to the dirt road about 15 more feet and right across from the lot (mountain side) is where you start. Bring plenty of water (more than 32 oz). There were also tons of little gnats flying around so bug spray is a MUST (had to use at least 3-4 times)! No parking fee was a nice little surprise, too.

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2 months ago

Excellent trail up the Sandia"s. One of my favorites. Can be done almost all year. The upper section is usually snow covered and can be treacherous in the winter/spring. Nice grade for the Sandia"s but the last mile is very tough as it is very steep and rocky in parts. Great forest. This hike is awesome in the fall in the middle section - lots of oak. View at top is not as good as others but still very worth the effort. This is quite a popular trail.

Nice and shady if you make it before 10:00. Lots of bugs as well once the sun was up.

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