Best paved trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Explore the most popular paved 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.
Map of paved trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top trails (8)
#1 - Boca Negra Canyon Trail
Petroglyph National Monument
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
A series of short trails in Albuquerque's Boca Negra canyon.Show more
#2 - Bosque Trail
Alameda Open Space
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
The Paseo del Bosque Bike Trail, known to locals as "the Bosque," (pronounced Boss - key) is one of the premier bicycle trails in the southwestern United States. It is even better in early October during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Not only is early fall a good time to ride the trail due to cooler weather, but your chances of spotting gorgeously colorful balloons in the wee hours of the morning is much better, also. The trail is right in the city of Albuquerque, it gets used quite heavily. Yet it never seems crowded and, like on most trails, the bikers, strollers, and skaters all seem happy to be outside enjoying this gem of a trail. And, as an added bonus in addition to the Rio Grande River scenery, the friendly people, and the perfectly graded trail ride, you may be lucky enough to spot a roadrunner, coyote, or deer along the trail. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is gentle (all estimated under 3%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse the trail.Show more
#3 - Alameda Bosque Trail
Alameda Open Space
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
#4 - Mariposa Basin Park Walk
Mariposa Basin Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
A wonderful neighborhood park with a pond, baseball fields, shade, and plenty of car parking. Enjoy! Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 5 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be flat to gentle and range from -3% (downhill) to 3% (uphill) grade. There are 12 ADA-compliant car parking spots with 6 shared access aisles at the large paved trailhead lot.Show more
#5 - Paseo Del Mesa
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
This is a multi-use trail. Be prepared to encounter trail goers of different navigation methods (including horseback riders), all abilities, and maintenance vehicles. There is parking on either end, with a paved lot on the eastern side at 81st Street. Enjoy the scenery and being out on the trail! For more information, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/lands/paseo-de-la-mesa-trail Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 8 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be moderately steep and range from -11% (downhill) to 11% (uphill) grade. There are estimated 8% to 11% steep downhill sections at about 5.3 and 7.3 through 7.5 miles. There are 3 ADA-compliant car parking spots with access aisles at the small paved trailhead lot.Show more
#6 - Tramway Boulevard Trail: South to North
La Luz de Amistad Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
There are numerous road crossings along the way, please cross safely! Accessibility: This asphalt and cement trail is estimated to typically be at least 8 feet wide. There is a painted center dividing line along the route cutting the width in half. The slope is estimated to start off mostly gentle (5% grade or less) uphill in the first 4.0 miles. Past the 4.0 mile mark the slope is estimated to be very steep (over 12% grade) several times. The steepest sections are located at about the 4.5, 4.8, 6.5, 7.5, and 8.6 mile marks. Trail goers using mobility equipment or a stroller may need additional assistance past 4.0 miles or need to turn around before these steep slopes. There are 2 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spaces with access aisles at the very small paved trailhead lot at the south end. Show more
#7 - Pino Arroyo
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Paved city trail following the Pino arroyo up to the Sandia mountain foothills. Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 5 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be moderately steep and range from -8% (downhill) to 8% (uphill) grade. There are 2 ADA-compliant car parking spots with a shared access aisles at the small paved lot at the east end of this trail at Quintessence Park.Show more
#8 - Arroyo Del Oso Path
Arroyo Del Oso Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m