Explore the best hiking trails near Cuba with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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14 days ago

Excellent scramble with amazing views from the top. Expect a class 3 scramble with 1 or 2 class 4 moves. Some exposure as well but good, solid rock.

7 months ago

A great hike but more mountaineering than hiking. Some parts not for those with fears of heights. All real sense of accomplishment once your up and back.

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8 months ago

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A great short hike! The trail leads you across some small arroyos and up a sandstone ridge to a high point where there are beautiful views of the Cuba Valley, Nacimiento Mountains, Cuba Mesa and nearby sandstone cliffs.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I thoroughly enjoy this trail nearly year round. There are great resting points with stone benches to enjoy the views and the view from the top of the mesa is stunning.

Monday, May 16, 2016

spectacular view from the top!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

did this trail a couple of years ago, beautiful trail off the beaten path, bring plenty of food and water, cause your in the middle of nowhere, don't drive a low car there either, cause you will be scraping.......you can hike up the peak also........

on Cabezon Peak

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

on Cabezon Peak

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fun scrambles. Amazing views. Not much shelter from bad weather, though.

The hardest part is the climb up the hill to the base of Cabezon. From there, look for an arrow made of stones on the ground pointing you up the scree to the "Chimney". (see photos) The Chimney contains the hardest two scrambles. After those, it's a pretty relaxed hike for a while. The next scrambles will be after a gnarly tree. (see photos again) After that, just stroll your way up to the stone wall on top.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm only giving a 3 star because I have not made the complete climb yet. I will be going again this month so I can get a better understanding of it. I do like what I see though. 22-23 June is the super moon so I think I'll got for that. Should be some great Stellar photography then.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

I hiked the trail that circles around the peak. Excellent hike in my opinion. Reminds me a lot of Devil's Tower in WY, except no crowds. The beginning of the hike is fairly steep but once you reach the base of the volcanic neck the trail levels out and is quite enjoyable.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Great trail I ran across skimming through the 60 hikes in 60 miles book. It's very well marked by the actual path and also cairns. I was pressed for time so had to turn back after a couple miles in. If I am correct this trail may continue non stop almost to Cuba NM. I did hike a portion of this trail just south of Cuba the year before.

I'm only rating at moderate because of some elevation change. I doubt it's more than a few hundred feet.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

This is quite a neat place but not good for little kids. It is fairly strenuous up to the pedestal. Once on the loop it isn't too bad but up and down is. Lots of scree too. The Loop is the trail most take but there is a trail to the top that is insane. The trails have nice views too