Explore the most popular trails near Jemez Springs 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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hiking
11 days ago

You're already there. Do it. I think this trail has the best lower tent rocks in what I consider a village area full of these smaller hoodoos. Super easy and beats heading back to the parking lot along the exact same trail.

backpacking
23 days ago

As someone mentioned before, this is a great trail for an easy overnight backpacking trip. Beautiful views and fall colors. The trail is in good condition and is easy to follow. Park at the "upper" parking lot next to the road (not in the Picnic Area)- they don't care if you park overnight as long as you don't camp within 1/4 mile of the trailhead.

nature trips
24 days ago

Definitely worth a stop!! It was a nice little walk down to the stream and the views were stunning!!

hiking
24 days ago

This hike is worth it. Beautiful views most of the way up and 360 at the top. I was totally winded during the 2nd half because I’m not used to elevation but it took 1-1/2 hrs up and 1 hr down. Nor sure what the $25 fee was that the other reviewer paid. No fee required for this hike.

hiking
26 days ago

My brother and I were on a mission to hike this trail and find the springs! We failed the first time and somehow took a wrong turn and ended up on a strenuous hike up to a wooden teepee and campfire! It was beautiful but we really wanted to see the springs. Two days later we attempted again and finally made it! We still aren’t sure how we got so off trail the first go around! When we finally made it we were awe struck! The views are spectacular and made it all worth it! The springs were not as warm as we expected but we could have cared less because it was still amazing! We met some great people, swam around and relaxed, walked to see the falls and had lunch on a rock in the middle of the mountains. It was such a great day and I think I speak for my brother and I when I say I would highly suggest this hike to anyone!!

loved taking the dog with me on this trail during the summer time. enjoyed walking through the river to get there!

Nice trails different views from trees to plants to mountains

Pretty short hike average view

hiking
1 month ago

Went Oct. 6. Drove up from Albuquerque along 550 and 4. Route 4 has potential for great fall colors, but the trees are still mostly green with only a little yellow. Trail itself has a good sized parking lot, picnic tables and open-hole toilets (that my daughter refuses to use). We hiked the trail with 4 yr old and 1 yr old-in-backpack. Extremely doable—lots of fun logs to balance on. After viewing the falls from above, go down and to the left, past the fence, to find another smaller fall. There is a visitor center near San Ysidro that has clean, indoor bathrooms.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk in late September. Made amazing by elk in rut in nearby forest. The bugling was loud and continuous.

It was an easy trail for kids!! Still curious to find out how people were able to make it to the base of the falls. I did not see a trail leading down...

loved this trail, a new favorite. i love trails that run along side water. watch out for bears, ran into a big black male!

walking
2 months ago

Great trail and wonderful springs in the end. Easy going back downhill

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful area. FR289 - St Peter's Dome Road is worth checking out all together. I had mixed feelings about this hike. It is beautiful but also a bit disturbing to be confronted by total deforestation caused by a fire. Amazing topography, views and plant life all the same. This is also a pretty cool alternate route into Bandelier, which is about 3 or 4 miles NE of the trail-head.

hiking
2 months ago

This was great, went on an hour long hike yesterday and there were STILL so many paths I didn’t take! But I was able to see a beautiful birch grove, magical. Also, no $20 fee, it’s free!! And awesome! And it has bathrooms!

nature trips
2 months ago

Beautiful short hike to the falls

hey just wanted to point out that the turnoff coordinates are incorrect and lead to a private residential area. The turnoff is at 35.828399,-106.595902.

The waterfall was beautiful. I couldn’t find away down that was safe for my dog but other than that it was an amazing hike

hiking
3 months ago

Loved the uphill trail! The views were fantastic! Upon arrival 3 gorgeous springs were seen with Crystal clear water and little minnows that nibble at you, it was quite relaxing and a nice place to have lunch and hang a hammock. Further down I wasn't able to locate any additional springs but beautiful small waterfalls here and there.

Pretty views of Battleship Rock

4 months ago

Soda Rock was a nice place, the sign was hard to see. Don’t go during monsoon season, because the current was so forceful I couldn’t get in.

4 months ago

Right off the road. Better than expected.

hiking
5 months ago

Mostly uphill on the way out, easy hike on the way back. After seeing a couple other hot springs in the area, I vote this my favorite. Beautiful views the whole way with crystal clear springs at the end. Plus the upper pond has minnows that will nibble on your toes if you don't move. I wouldn't call it a hot spring as much as a warmish spring as people have said, but well worth the hike.

on Cerro Grande Trail

5 months ago

We arrived this morning to find that about 95% of the park is closed due to fire hazard, including for hiking. I have never used fire as a hiking method and find it unacceptable to pay the $25 fee only to be able to hike the tourist trails, which is all that is open.

Nice trail, heavy traffic. The springs worth the 4 miles.

Great hike. Up most the way and then down coming back. Fairly hot today but decided to have lunch at the springs.

Very rewarding hike-worth the effort to get to the springs!

Fun day hike.... it's like a huge "dog park"... our dog had fun :)

Great hike! Not too long or hard. Your not going to get lost on the trail. The springs are real warm. Great for a nighttime dip. I love these springs!

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