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Best trails in Albuquerque

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Looking for a great trail near Albuquerque, New Mexico? AllTrails has 126 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 7,427 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 (126)
#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 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 cShow more
#3 - South Piedra Lisa Trail
Sandia Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
South Piedra Lisa Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - Embudito Canyon Loop
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Embudito Canyon Loop is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#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 geologicShow more
#6 - Piedra Lisa Canyon Trail
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Piedra Lisa Canyon Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numberShow more
#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 raShow 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
Eye Of The Sandias Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#9 - 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
#10 - Michial M. Emery and Trail 305 Loop
Sandia Foothills Open Space Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Michael M. Emery and Trail 305 Loop is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more
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