Best trails in Las Cruces

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Looking for a great trail near Las Cruces, New Mexico? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, 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 Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park or Leasburg Dam State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pena Blanca Wilderness Study Area or Anthony, NM. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Las Cruces ranging from 2.3 to 21.9 km and from 1,202 to 2,308 meters 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 Las Cruces
Top trails (46)
#1 - Dripping Springs Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 4.3 km • Est. 1 h 22 m
Hike thru Desert Valley to Dripping Springs waterfall. No pets allowed. There is a $5 parking fee at the trailhead. From the front of the Visitors Center head left to the Dripping Springs Trail HeadShow more
#2 - Pine Tree Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 2 h 19 m
Pine Tree Trail is a 6.4 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#3 - Organ Needles Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 9.3 km • Est. 4 h 45 m
Hike thru Desert Valley to the Organ Needles. NO PETS ALLOWED. CAUTION - EXTREME HIKE - rated toughest in New Mexico by BLM, not only for the actual difficulty but for the bushwhacking and scramblingShow more
#4 - Baylor Canyon Pass via Baylor Canyon Road
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 10.1 km • Est. 3 h 35 m
High desert ascent to a mountain pass. Show more
#5 - Achenbach Canyon Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 8.9 km • Est. 3 h 4 m
The first mile of this beautiful trail will take you to a big area where you can see some of the most beautiful mountains with big rocks and nice vegetation near Las Cruces NM and which you will contShow more
#6 - Fillmore Canyon Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 3.4 km • Est. 1 h 9 m
Please note: Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. Hike thru Desert Valley to Fillmore Canyon. After paying at the visitor's center, drive west on the Show more
#7 - La Cueva Loop Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 4.7 km • Est. 1 h 30 m
Loop hike thru Desert Valley to La Cueva Archeological site. NO PETS ALLOWED. This trail can be hiked in either direction. This descriprion is counter-clockwise. From the front of the Visitors CentShow more
#8 - Baylor Canyon Pass Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 6.6 km • Est. 2 h 13 m
Hike from the foot hills, along tree-covered trails to a mountain pass. The sign is the trailhead. Follow the main trail west. There is little chance of losing the trail. The trail will switchback Show more
#9 - Shelter Caves
Pena Blanca Wilderness Study Area
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Length: 5.5 km • Est. 1 h 58 m
Beautiful area, after the initial hike up the hill the grass meadows and boulders are spectacular. Great spot for rock climbing/scrambling. The trail is narrow but easy to follow. There are portionsShow more
#10 - Tortugas Mountain Trail
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Length: 8.0 km • Est. 2 h 40 m
The loop trail is similar to the Tortugas Mountain trail but does not go up to the top of Tortugas Mountain; it circles the base of Tortugas. It is a fairly level, rocky trail and offers great views Show more
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