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Mr Dolan reviewed Embudo Spring
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Hiking

Awesome!!!

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Hiking

better for biking than hiking. but easy walk and good views

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Jean Jost reviewed Pueblo Montano Trail
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Jackie M reviewed The Cross of Martyrs
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Parked in the lot at the top of the lookout and the stroll was short and simple to the cross. We hung out for an hour or so watching the sunset, which was beautiful. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful (thanks to passing storms and random video shoot).

Deborah Edwards reviewed Sitting Bull Spring Trail
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Hiking

I haven’t seen anything better in the area but if you’re coming to New Mexico just to hike, I wouldn’t bother. If you’re already here, it’s worth doing. The trail is steep for the first 1/4 mile. Then mostly level outs. If you do this trail you might as well do the lower section to the falls. Only takes a few minutes to get to the falls. Lower falls are crowded on the weekend. Not many people on the upper, harder trail.

Deborah Edwards reviewed Sitting Bull Falls Trail
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Hiking

Wrote my trail review by accident under the falls trail. The falls trail isn’t really a hike. It’s a concrete walkway and very short. Crowded at the base of the falls. Very very easy. Takes minutes to walk.

Dionne Ross reviewed Mariposa Basin Park Walk
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Road bikingNo shade

Beautiful park. lots of shaded areas towards the middle of the park. the bike trail is on the circumference of the park, paved, no shade. Duck pond for kids, playground, basketball court etc.

Makanani M reviewed The Cross of Martyrs
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Hiking

nice sunset

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Deborah Edwards reviewed Sitting Bull Falls Trail
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Hiking

I haven’t see anything better in the area but if you’re coming to Carlsbad just to hike, I wouldn’t bother. Still worth doing if you’re here. First 1/4 mile is Steep. After that it flattens out for a while. Mostly dry and unshaded. There is a cool little oasis about half way. Bring lots of water.

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Hiking

Fantastic hike, lots of rolling hills, great variety of terrain, lovely.

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Natan Cohen reviewed Embudo Spring
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Hiking

Incline for the beginning of the hike but a nice decline coming back. Near the end of the hike it gets greener and more vegetation. Would like to visit in the spring.

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Jacobi Pavlica reviewed South Foothills Loop
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Hiking

Beautiful. Lots of wildlife to photograph

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HikingGreat!

I'm not an avid hiker, but I have hiked La Luz and the TWA crash site. this was my favorite, and the hardest (took the tram down for La Luz). recommend starting early in the hot months. 630 start we were in shade most of the way up. sun scorched for the last 2 miles down. We saw amazing hawks. a couple horny toads, a snake 2 big deer, and lots of lizards. it took about 4 hours to get to the top and it was worth it. beautiful day, beautiful scenery, and amazing views. it was so serene and peaceful. going down only took about 3 hours. for less experienced hikers like me I recommend going with an experienced friend and bring lots of water.

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Hiking

Good hike for about an hour. Not hard, slight up and down into some washes. The actual trail disappears along a major trail line but it parallels another trail line, so it’s okay. Not a lot of shade. Lots of other trails around it. Overall, trail is in good condition, easy to follow & is an easy, steady pace.

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Heather Lewis reviewed Sitting Bull Falls Trail
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Hiking

Super simple walk to swim in the cold falls (rocks are slippery) and then we took the quick hike up to the top of the falls (lots of stairs) and enjoyed the view. We were barely able to keep up with the 16 yo and the 5 yo. They had a great time.

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Hiking

Very nice are running trail.

Marty M. reviewed Bear Trib Arroyo
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HikingGreat!No shade

Great short walk! No shade but we took an evening walk and as the sun was setting we had shade. Took a little longer due to little legs but that’s okay!

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Mountain biking

The Bosque Loop trail was very well groomed, shady and mellow. I really enjoyed it!

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Marty M. reviewed Bear Trib Arroyo
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HikingGreat!No shade
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Hiking

Walked with jogging stroller while toddler intermittently hiked and rode balance bike. Nice shady gravel and dirt trail.

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It was hard to follow. I don't know if my gps was off or if the trails don't really exist. The trails were great when they were defined. There were nice hills and pretty landscape.

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Laura Netherlin reviewed Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail Loop
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Hiking

Not my favorite Cloudcroft trail. Very little shade in parts and a lot of it was gravel road.

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Hiking

Well, agree with others that it’s better if once you reach the first pkg area on the paved trail, you turn onto the natural trail that follows the river and parallels the paved trail, which is a biker freeway even first thing Tuesday morning! The natural trail is shaded and way more interesting, with a few minor mud spots. There are many side trails to the river. I then jumped onto the Paseo del Bosque Tingley Park loop which has nice ponds with turtles, and a nice river platform at the far end.

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Hiking

The embudo part was great, but the whitewash was hot, steep and exposed. Wouldn't recommend in summer.

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Running

Something quick to pick up my HR nice running trail at this time of day (AM).

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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

First time doing this trail and it was quite amazing! One of the best at the Sandias. It begins in the foothills and leads into a good amount of tree coverage. It’s very similar to Domingo Baca in how it transitions. I would say that it’s 65% shaded. You have the option of doing a loop or take it all the way to the South Crest. You can also take this to lead you to the Three Guns Springs trail (another great trail) which goes into the direction of Tijeras. Watch my video at the 4:10 mark to see how that looks. The last 2 miles getting to the top are the most challenging and is only recommended to the experienced hiker. It’s a leg burner, no doubt. The views at the top are spectacular and is very rewarding! If you want to get a better idea of what you're in for, check out my vid on this trail on my YT channel: Epic Mode Engaged. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zua1YwaRg5Y

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