Best trail running trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Explore the most popular running 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 trail running trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top trails (100)
#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: 9.0 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
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: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
#7 - Michial M. Emery and Trail 305 Loop
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#8 - South Sandia Peak via Embudito Trail #192
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 7 h 2 m
#9 - Embudo Spring
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#10 - Tramway Trail
Sandia Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
As of June 2020, there is no parking at the trailhead. The Tramway Trail offers great views of the lower Sandia Mountains on the eastern Slope. The trail connects with La Luz trail to continue to the top of the mountain. The trail is well marked. There is little shade at the beginning - best to go in cooler months. The trail can be steep in places with lots of rocks so be mindful of your footing. Show more
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