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Best trails in Jemez Springs

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Looking for a great trail near Jemez Springs, New Mexico? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 Fenton Lake State Park or Western Area Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like North Mesa Park or Overlook Park. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Jemez Springs ranging from 2.8 to 8 miles and from 5,744 to 10,187 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Jemez Springs
Top trails (33)
#1 - McCauley Hot Springs
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Please note that as of June 2020 the hot springs remain closed due to COVID-19, but the trail is open.Show more
#2 - East Fork Trail via Las Conchas Trailhead
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
-The summer hours are 8 AM - 8 PM daily -Telephone number is 575-829-4100 -There is now an entry fee of $20 per vehicle but all activities in the preserve are free after that http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/santafe/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=75772&actid=51Show more
#3 - Jemez Falls Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19. Easy hike to waterfall from camp ground. Also accessible from the East Fork Trail. Check out the hot springs in Jemez. Not as long of a hike but better springs. This is an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is dirt, but there are some exposed rocks; most of these are at the end of the trail. Tall pine trees provide plenty of shady spots. There is a scenic overlook near the end of the trail with a full view of the falls. You can turn around here or continue down to the top of the falls. There is a shallow pond at the top of the falls. Bring your water-shoes and wade in the cool water.Show more
#4 - Cerro Grande Trail
Bandelier National Monument
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
The Cerro Grande Route winds its way up to the highest point in the park, Cerro Grande Peak (10,199 ft). The preferred route is marked by yellow diamonds and is 2.3 miles each way (4.6 round trip). There is an elevation gain of approximately 1200 feet from trailhead to summit. This route passes through the mixed conifer forest and is an excellent place to see wildflowers in mid to late summer. The view of the Valles Caldera and lower Bandelier from the upper portion of the route is quite spectacular. Remember, as this trail begins at high elevation and ends at even higher elevation, snow and ice may be present longer than at lower elevations. In late summer, thunderstorms can pose a serious threat. Before hiking be sure you are prepared with adequate gear and clothing. Hiking poles are recommended to help with hiking on steep or uneven terrain. There is no water available along this route.Show more
#5 - Jemez East River Slot Canyon
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
Note: This trail is also known as East Fork River Box. This is a hike along the creek to an awesome slot canyon. Park along the highway at the curve in the road along the drainage. Walk east and follow the many trails along the river till you get to a slot canyon with many waterfalls. This is a dog friendly hike! It is recommended to bring water shoes! During the Spring to Fall, this trail is quite busy so be aware!Show more
#6 - Jemez Falls to McCauley Hot Springs
Jemez National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Pick up E. Fork Trail at the Jemez Falls picnic site. Follow trail to McCauley Hot Springs. Soak tired bones and enjoy!Show more
#7 - East Fork Trailhead to Battleship Rock Trailhead via East Fork Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
This is a classic hike in the Jemez Mountains that follows the East Fork of the Jemez River as it descends a majestic canyon to meet San Antonio Creek and form the Jemez River near Battleship Rock.  The hike includes multiple interesting features including Jemez Falls (70 feet drop), McCauley Warm Springs ( about 100 degrees F where it comes out of the hillside, but not as hot in the dammed up pools below; beautiful forested setting), and Battleship Rock (towering basalt rock formation and cliffs). It is busy in the summer.Show more
#8 - Jemez Falls and Warm Springs
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
NOTE: As of June 2020, the springs are closed due to COVID-19. Show more
#9 - Soda Dam
Jemez National Recreation Area
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Length: 0.1 mi • Est. 3 m
A fun spot to explore and enjoy the water and geologic formations of the area. Magnificent views!Show more
#10 - Cerro La Jara Loop Trail
Valles Caldera National Preserve
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
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