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

hiking
23 days 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
1 month ago

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

walking
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

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

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.

Rocky on village side and climbing for last part on rocks. Beginning is easy and nice. Go to Mexican railroad trestle before then follow this. Makes a nice hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome views, but very rocky. It is manageable though. Take bug spray during summer months. Saw several deer. A good family hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Parking was confusing since we were not camping in the campground and parked in the overflow area after asking one of the camp hosts.. Saw lots of elk. Trail was easy to follow and marked very well as it is for cross-country skiing during the winter. Mostly shaded except for the meadows. Will definitely do this trail again if we have the opportunity.

hiking
2 months ago

Wife and I enjoyed this trail. It's real close to town. Great views of the railroad tracks and White sands! Excellent choice especially if you're limited on time and can only hit up one trail as was our case.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, pretty area, well marked and close to downtown Cloudcroft. Trailhead right off highway. Was plenty challenging for wife and I in mid 70s. Entire trail had cell service available. Enjoyed using to see our location on the trail with this app.

2 months ago

First hike. Really nice. Beautiful scenery. Well marked.

2 months ago

First mountain trail hike with our two littles! Beautiful scenery, great overlook, and not too hard for our 3 year old!

2 months ago

Good change of scenery throughout. Opens up into a very nice meadow perfect for a picnic. Definitely some elevation change and narrow rocky places so it would be difficult to do the whole trail with very young kids.

hiking
2 months ago

The entrance to this trail is inside a pay camping area so unless you luck out and get one of the four free parking places or are camping there it’s not very accessible.

2 months ago

Beautiful, woodsy, and cool.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful easy trail through a nice forest and great views of the White Sands

Great views and kid friendly!

3 months ago

Nice little trail, not too bad. Was looking for more of a outdoor experience away from civilization. But either way it was alright

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail easy to follow only down side was that several people did not clean up their dogs poop which was right I the middle of the trail.

3 months ago

Super Easy (:

3 months ago

Great trail, the elevation at almost 9000’ did slow us down a bit. But we did well being 60 and 64 years young!

backpacking
3 months ago

A good trail with a few camping options along the way if you're a backpacker looking for some backcountry camping. We saw several other hikers and everyone was friendly and shared the trail well.

It was a nice day out in the middle of no where. i think if it was later in the season there would be more green which would make it even a better hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Me and my little one who is 4 years old did this trail today and it is perfect. Easy trail with easy clear signs to follow. Definitely going to do this one a few more times.

4 months ago

Our ‘go to’ trail. Very nice shaded trail walk for out dogs and it’s a nice loop.

Trail was great and lots of wildlife, trail maps on app are confusing as they do not match trail maps. Example: app says 2.8 miles but the are 8+ miles of trails in this trail system. We were happy with the eight miles!

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