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Very easy hike around the lake. Unfortunately there is trash all over the area. The parking lot is terrible/ full of beer cans and fast food containers.
There was one guy fishing when I was there, share my disgust for the way the area had been abused.The redeeming part of the hike was a huge Bald Eagle sitting in a tree next to the lake. Also a big Crane.
Could be nice if the locals could get it cleaned up.
Amazing trail! My wife and I hiked in October on a cold morning after it had rained overnight. The stream running down from the lake was flowing nicely, which made for some great photos. We were on the trail for about 6 hours total and only saw about 10 people. The second half of the trail is a pretty good climb, and you need to try to stay along the creek in some spots because the trail can be hard to follow, but I can't say enough about how much fun we had.
Nick C. on Nambe Lake Trail
Well it was an adventure after choosing not to take snowshoes...advise bringing them for the back half, beginning isn't bad without. Well traversed and relatively easy to follow...if you follow the wrong tracks you'll figure out soon enough
Did this in snowshoes. The trail up to the Nambe Lake trail split is manageable without them, but after that they're definitely necessary. Last mile is rough, even in snow shoes. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. It's a fun hike with some sweet scenery at the top.