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1 day ago

Great little hike! Was snow packed in spots and got a little slippery, but still made it! Dogs loved it too!

hiking
12 days ago

One of my favorite trails, this time snow packed but not difficult to walk, not to cold, not windy, perfect weather to hike. Many people visiting this place today that made the trip more pleasant.

hiking
12 days ago

A short but fantastic trail, this time with snow. In some places the snow reached almost to our knee. The trail could not be seen but the blue signs on the trees helped us a lot to walk in the right direction. the weather, although in January, perfect, fresh and with no wind.

on Osha Trail

hiking
12 days ago

nice trail, but currently snow packed and slippery. going wait for the spring melt.

hiking
12 days ago

Great loop trail! Packed snow the whole trail but very easy to follow since it is a moderately hiked trail. Beautiful view of White Sands and mountains.

1 month ago

went on 02DEC2018 ....snowed in and cold but still completed the trail... definitely coming back.

love this trail year round. Its beautiful and easy, our dogs absolutely love it and now know the trail by heart!

Nice beautiful trail perfect weather and best brontosaurus ribs

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable and a good work out r/t the elevations. Would do it again.

2 months ago

Great trail for easy hike. t
The start of trail will bring you to a awesome view from to see part of whitesand. Is a bit chilly during Nov period, but good for relaxing the mind.

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite trails and I make it a point to hike it whenever I'm in the area. It's easy, well maintained and beautiful! My favorite part is the small meadow that the trail runs by at the far east end of the loop. There's a bench there as well and I usually spend a good 15 minutes just sitting and enjoying the view. If you make it during the fall you will see some beautiful fall colors. I just hiked this today (October 30th) and there was still quite a bit of color on the trail, definitely the tail end though.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail and well maintained. A nice short hike with enough elevation changes to make it great exercise! That clearing where the trail intersects with two others made me think I’d wandered into a Disney movie.

Although the trail is 20.9 miles long with the two sections, I ventured to complete it. It was a bit tire, easy to walk with some steep parts. The landscape is amazing and the colors in this fall time, fascinating! The two sections are beautiful but I would recommend more the Section 1, the trail is better and the views excellent, but you decide.

Wonderfull

3 months ago

Trail follows through the woods for the most part, but there are a couple of places with a view. On 10/14, fall colors were just starting on some trees while a lot of the aspens had already dropped most of the leaves. Good for a quick, easy hike.

There are 5 parking spaces outside the fee camping area, but if those are taken just speak with the campground host and say you just want to hike. This is a beautiful loop trail, not too strenuous, although there's a bit of an uphill climb in places that might get your heart pumping if you aren't acclimated to the elevation. You aren't too far off the road for much of the hike, but there's still a feeling of quietude and seclusion among the towering trees. You'll come to an operational gravel pit at one point, where you'll simply cross the road and reconnect to the trail. We found quite a few elk bones in that location. We did many trails in the Cloudcroft area, and this was one the most enjoyable for me.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful stroll through the Lincoln national Forest, fall colors just starting to come out here at the beginning of October. Some nice views of White Sands in the distance and generally accessible for those looking for a less strenuous hike.

Short walk to the beautiful waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

The entire trail is an ATV trail. We actually stayed away from it and walked along the dry creek on animal tracks. This opened up to alternating views of alpine and aspen tree cover and open meadows. There were so many wildflowers in the meadow. We didn't see a soul except for a bunch of cows. Our dogs had a blast running off leash. We did have to leash them when we came upon the cows. Overall, its a great hike when you want to get away from the heat. I highly recommend staying away from the ATV trail and taking the dry creek. There is plenty of dispersed camping at the trail head.

Long uphill Jeep road with a lot of loose rocks. If you like single track, or fun, don’t bother.

wonderful experience

hiking
5 months ago

perfect for beginning hikers! plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. beautiful scenery!

starting from salado trailhead a pretty walk along fresnal canyon with views of the different strata. 1 1/4 mi to the waterfall... slippery when wet. fun run to the base of the falls barefoot if u have tough feet! awesome

walking
5 months ago

Very nice easy trail with some great scenery. We even saw an Elk towards the end of the walk.

5 months ago

Love this trail, but be aware when the snow has come down. The snow sometimes melt and freeze over. It's not the safest when you're on an icy edge and not prepared.

Great trail. Beautiful canopy on most of trail with some beautiful meadows. Saw elk tracks, wild flowers and wild strawberries. Will be a go to trail for us for future outings.

Beautiful trail. Starts with a uphill hike but worth it. We didn’t see anyone and it was peaceful.

5 months ago

Easy and pretty trail. It is well marked. The only section I would call "moderate" would be the last 1/4 mile or less with the steady incline.

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