Looking for a great trail near Cloudcroft, New Mexico? AllTrails has 21 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 Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Zenith Park. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Cloudcroft ranging from 2.4 to 12.4 miles and from 5,734 to 9,563 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
1 day ago

Went on a Sunday morning. Saw a few people and some there were people on ATV's. Stayed on the main trail. There is some water near the beginning of the trail but seems to dry out as you go further. Altogether not a bad trail just lots of rocks. Would have preferred to do a loop but not a big deal.

Great trail! Loop is 10 miles, the trailhead is an additional 1.75-2mi from the loop so take that into consideration. Trail is very rocky in parts, but has lots of great shade and scenic views. Great spot.

This was first time trailer in Cloudcroft. Rated as easy, which I agree. First-timer to do trails at all, use caution. All down then up. Great for jogging, sight seeing, enjoying nature. Bring water especially if starting later in day. Morning hike was beautiful, cool breeze and lots of hummingbirds. Lots of lose rocks, wish I'd have packed the hiking or trail shoes that had shark teeth. Get out, go enjoy nature, spend some quality time with kids or significant other!

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rocky
1 day ago

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blowdown
2 days ago

A decent, basic hike. The western edge was too close to Hwy 244 for my liking. Not sure why it’s rated moderate. It should be easy. I’ve been on a couple of easy-rated trails in the area that were harder.

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3 days ago

This is our favorite trail to hike as a family with our pup.

My favorite hike in Cloudcroft/High Rolls area. Tbh, I took an abbreviated version from the Bridal Veil Falls trailhead on Fresnal Canyon road and only went to the Pinto Gate and back, but it was a challenge for me considering the heat and my lower fitness level. The waterfall made it worth it because it was a lovely oasis in the desert. Take this hike! Please be prepared for desert walking: water, hat, etc. A walking stick would be good, too. Mine came in handy in several spots.

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blowdown
5 days ago

I’m giving it three stars based on how it compares to other trails in the area. It’s a good, basic hike, for sure, but it has no vistas or benches or historical displays. There is a long stretch without shade so be prepared.

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8 days ago

Fun hike, 1 hour at easy pace. Shaded, can be done eve mid day. Great view of White Sands. A couple of benches placed along the way if you want to sit down and take in the sounds and sights.

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11 days ago

It’s a nice introductory trail for almost all rookies. Very kid and dog friendly. It has a few benches on the front end of the loop, not so much on the back end. I enjoyed it.

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no shade
11 days ago

My mistake was hiking this trail in August. Just don’t. I had plenty of fluids, a hat, a walking stick, a microfiber bandana, and still got my ass kicked. Show better judgment than I did.

The trail that should connect these two trails doesn't exist. You can walk along the road to make a connection or if you are good with map and compass, you might be able to find the route of the proposed trail. I started at the bottom - Wills Canyon Rd. From 9277, it is pretty obvious where to start the nonexistent trail. But, there are logs and things - BUT NO 4-wheeler tracks. :) It was partly the extra distance, walking on the road (not that different than the trail actually), and the challenge of navigation (without GPS)

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15 days ago

Awesome trail with beautiful water fall in the desert. Gets hot very quickly in mornings.

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15 days ago

Beautiful, shady trail for an easy hike

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15 days ago

Hiked with my 11 and 8 year old. We met plenty of people on the trial. Storm was coming in so hurried the last of it. Had a great time.

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16 days ago

Great hike. Meadows first half. Forest + shade second half. Easy path. mostly well marked. We made it with a three year old. good for him just long.

Got a little confused at first as there are so many trails that branch off, but once you understand the signage (which there’s tons of) it’s easy to get the hang of. Historic, fun hike!

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18 days ago

Great trail, pretty shady, nice views, can see the old trestle in the first stretch, pleasant evergreen smells at some points, lots of lambs ear (nice soft medicinal plant), a nice meadow about halfway through, saw a coyote and a deer. But I missed the turn off because the split in the loop is not well marked and accidentally did the loop twice- so pay attention for that, it looks like one of the posts is missing it's signs at that point.

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rocky
18 days ago

Beautiful. Some of the forks in the path and confusing.

Good trail. Bring water!!!!! Steeper than it looks. Not a flat trail. Storms come in fast

I love this trail! We saw a bunch of cute little cows and the trail was really nice. Lots of big trees, decent views, and very well maintained.

This was a nice surprise. I was parked in town and this trail showed up as being .4 miles from Dave's Cafe. Be aware that the official trailhead is locked promptly at 6pm, so if you start late in the afternoon, park either in town or at the Spur trail trailhead right off US82. Trail is wide enough for two people and shades. Parts of the trail are rocky. My GPS showed 3.9 miles.

I walked this trail following the route shown in Alltrails, one mile away there is an intersection and the path continues to the right, but at the mile 1.6 there is a fence that indicates “no trespassing”. I returned, and at the same intersection I turned left (I put a pile of stones here), the road is not very clear but you can walk easily and I continue until I reach Russia Road, the last part is not a defined trail. I loved this trail, nice views with a lot of pine and aspen trees.

Fun trail. Everyone said we did it backward. If that is true, then I would recommend you also do it backward if you are hiking it. There is a long rocky dirt road along the trail. Far better to go down that road, as it is long, hot, and rocky.

Fun trail, great to take your out of town guests

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1 month ago

Nice hike overall. But kinda on the rocky side.

Beautiful trail, heavy traffic on weekends. Very kid friendly, lots of shade and benches to rest. Our kids loved it and were rewarded with the cool view of the trestle when completed. We saw horny toads and snakes and lots of butterflies.

Easy trail. Great for beginners and has nice shade through out the trail. Brought my dog and she did well on the trail.

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1 month ago

Great trail, tho a bit rocky, take the ATV trail up. Once at the top check your map and you see that the same trail runs through there but at a different location. You can pick up on that trail you take a right down the road and the next right. Walk that road until you reach the bottom of the canyon. Take the canyon down. You won’t see the trail at first, but it is there. It seems to come and go. If you stick to the dry river bed you will be able to take that trail all the back to your car. Super beautiful and much easier on your feet.

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