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backpacking
11 hours 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.

12 hours ago

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

hiking
15 hours ago

Nice trail along a creek. Very rocky and narrow at points with lots of shade. Not well marked, but fairly easy to follow. Easy to make the hike as long or short as one wishes.

hiking
17 hours ago

mountain biking
17 hours ago

hiking
18 hours 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
18 hours ago

The hike from Jacks Creek campground to the lake was amazing. We were stopping to take pictures of all the beautiful wildflowers. The total hiking time was 4.5 hours---we are not fast. We didn't see any Big Horn sheep--The Forest dept was bringing salt licks up that day.
Wonderful hike

hiking
21 hours ago

Nice easy trail, great for the whole family.

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
1 day 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.

Toughest 1 mile I have hiked. The amazing view at the end was worth it! keep your eyes open for elk, turkey, and horny toads.

hiking
1 day 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.

This is definitely one of my favorite trails in the Sandías! The way up is quite the workout but the views are worth it for sure! And there's plenty of pretty and shady spots to take breaks along the way. It took us exactly two hours to get to the top, including several breaks, and about an hour to get back down.