Explore the most popular Local Parks in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Trail was great and lots of wildlife, trail maps on app are confusing as they do not match trail maps. Example: app says 2.8 miles but the are 8+ miles of trails in this trail system. We were happy with the eight miles!

7 days ago

I would definitely rate it a moderate hike. I really enjoyed the hike it was beautiful. The hike is definitely 6 miles, not 4 as stated in the app. Overall recommend it!

amazing trail! the weather was perfect and I love how you can see White sands from there!!

Good trail. Love the incline and climbing over rocks; I was breathing hard the first half mile. I got a good workout. It’s not boring like some dirt trails. You actually are climbing a small mountain or large hill; whatever your preference.

Did most of this trail with my nine year old twins, they loved it because of all the rocks to climb on. For the most part it was easy to see the signs pointing the trail out which was very necessary. But on the way down we got a little confused. We might do it again, but I’d definitely make sure your kids are going to follow instructions before you let them do it

24 days ago

This is a great place to see the sunset very close to downtown Santa Fe. Panoramic view to the west and south. The park is well maintained, stairs are lit after dark. Many people gather at the hill top for sunset, including many kids. The climb is mild.

25 days ago

My intention was to do a trail running but I was climbing rocks for the most part and was not able to run until I was coming down. Came from Colorado, so this was first hike in New Mexico and enjoyed a lot. Glad there were allow signs to guided me to the right direction, otherwise I could get lost.

Great casual hike. Thousands of petroglyphs and a couple excavated huts to see. Only $5 for day parking. Lots of wildlife - lizards, snakes, and. even spotted a roadrunner!

I really enjoyed this hike. It has a little bit of everything; pine forest, desert scrub, nice hard packed trail, boulder scrambling and dramatic views. PL starts at the water storage tank and ascends the rim of the valley. The first 1.5 miles or so are a bit of a steep climb, but then the trails flatens a bit and the views open up. You can hike the entire PL trail as an out and back.

About midway through the loop you'll find the junction with the Del Auga trail. The name comes from the fact that the top half of the trail is actually a drainage that had running water when I hiked it. There are several sections of large boulders that require some scrambling and strong evidence of water erosion on rocks. I would not kike this trail during or right after a rain event due to the likelihood of flash flooding!

Once pass this section, the trail separates from the water course and provides dramatic views of the vast plain below.

1 month living in the desert, this was a welcome treat. trees, sunshine,a little snow. We trekked with our dog and 4yr old. lots of other trails, we will be back soon.

nature trips
2 months ago

It was a great little trip... only complaint was no sign at the turn off of the main road... the trail leading to the waterfall is easy for those who have a disability or in a wheelchair....

Nice quick hike

Very awesome hike for an afternoon in Albuquerque! Can be a little tricky with larger rocks towards the last bit of the hike, but still very doable. Our 2 1/2 month old corgi puppy did the majority of this hike with ease.

3 months ago

Great trail, particularly in the snow covered tracks!

I would rate parts of this as difficult, not moderate. there were a number of areas that weren't marked trail but rather scrambles up or down large Boulder fields.

Me and my girlfriends had a great hike, with a great view!

3 months ago

Great views of city, My. Taylor and all the way to Cabezon. Somewhat steep in some places. Gorgeous granite boulders everywhere. Some traffic and a couple users should have exercised better etiquette since a narrow trail.

Very fun to do with family! Some parts were trickier for the younger ones but a lot of fun overall!

Very easy trail. Easy to walk and enjoy the hundreds of petroglyphs. Nice views of the Sacramento mountains.

Been in both Summer and wintertime gorgeous both times. Easy. Kids can do it. Good for an afternoon of quick activity.

Such an oasis surrounded by desert. Great sport climbing as well!

Magical place - love love love! I could get lost in the rocks here for hours.

4 months ago

very poorly marked and a lot of climbing rocks. Pleasant people on trail but would not recommend it for young children or elderly.

5 months ago

The hike was really fun! The experience itself was great, and the view was stunning! Highly recommend this trail for beginners to moderate hikers. It wasn’t the steepest but you definitely get a workout.

I went well the 1.9 miles that’s shown for the trail. Well marked and then you are on your own scrambling up the rocks in what is water flow track from the Sandia’s.

trail running
5 months ago

Fun trail! I ran it counter clockwise. Solid climb, with a super fun down hill through the wash.

Hard trail and some parts I wonder if I was on a trail. Longer than 3 miles

This trail is great iin the beginning but then your off going down rocks and a stream bed, mot sure if that was the down part of the trail. I also think it is longer than 3.1 miles

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