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Bring water, energy dense snacks, camera, and enjoy this moderate trail! Its harder than you think

This trail definitely deserves the hard rating, but the views, even without the wreckage, are absolutely worth it. The wreck was very surreal and interesting. We took lots of water and snack breaks and made a day out of it. I think think is my new favorite trail! I definitely recommend it!

Nice trail, wide and easily hiked, Definitely not a difficult trail, my watch clocked it at 8 miles total round trip. I think a lot of horse traffic goes on trail.
A bit muddy but not too bad, very well maintained considering where it is. A bit of a drive from 518 but fun.

hiking
1 day ago

backpacking
2 days ago

Not for beginners. Lots of loose rocks, downed trees, and a steady incline the entire way up and down. We found it helpful to have a map or use the map in this app as it was sometimes confusing if we were on the real trail or not.
As someone who typically lives around 200ft above sea-level, the altitude definitely made the hike more of a challenge as well.
We brought our packs and slept overnight on the plateau. The views from the top made the hard hike well worth it. Amazing views! Pack a jacket though as the wind gets intense through the night.
Well worth the adventure.

Excellent hike, combining uphill and downhill equally. About 385' elevation...

hiking
2 days ago

mountain biking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike! You can see the Valle Grande once on top of the mountain. Towards the top my girlfriend and I saw elk.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail. I found Porcinis and wild strawberries multiple places along the trail. The view of Jicarita at the end was very nice. Plenty of water along the way for dogs. I went on a Monday and didn't see anyone else the entire hike. More of a moderate than a difficult but the elevation is high so maybe difficult if you're from lower elevation. It was very muddy due to monsoon.

hiking
3 days ago

loved this trail. they have a mid point sign which is lovely. wonderful views. only one part where we thought we had to go through a boulder field, which we did not.

hiking
3 days ago

Dappled sunshine in the shade of tall Ponderosas amid lush greenery and many wildflowers highlight the delights of the trail along the rushing brook. And the reward is a beautiful waterfall in a narrow rocky crevice.

I think it would be nicer for biking than hiking.

hiking
3 days ago

This Sunday we could not access the trail head from the Glorieta Conference Center; gate closed. will have to access from trail head for trail #175 at coordinates
Latitude 35.633302429522054
Longitude -105.8587646484375
NF road 79.