Explore the most popular trail running trails near Los Alamos with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice easy hike with a great view. Very well marked. Took me and my dog about 90 minutes.

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1 month ago

This is a well marked trail on federal land belonging to Los Alamos National Laboratories. This easy trail runs along a ridge to spectacular views of the Rio Grande gorge at the Caja del Rio. Most of the route is a doubletrack along two different sets of powelines, but the views at the end are well worth the very easy walk.

Starts kinda funky at an equine facility, but follow the gravel service road and you're set. More of a stroll than a hike, this trail is friendly for all ages & skill levels. Beautiful panoramic views around every turn, lots of sun. View at the end is spectacular. Just beautiful!

It’s very exposed and feels longer than it is to get to the end of the mesa

Easy trail with a great view !

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4 months ago

This is a great hike that takes you up into the high country with a beautiful meadow and very gradual elevation gain. The first 15 minutes are a bit rocky, but it gets much better after that.

6 months ago

Easy trail for hiking and mountain bike. A good portion is shaded but some parts are exposed. A few graded spots bit mostly level. Easy access to the Bridges Loop over Pueblo Canyon as well. Great for kids and dogs too.

Nice secluded moderate hike. Once you get to the Pipeline road go extra .5 miles for nice view of Los Alamos canyon and distant mountains. Aspens very pretty in fall. Extremely windy the day we were there.

nice walk thru amazing history. los alamos is a neat little town in its own right. more exercise for your brain, not so much your body

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Gradual slope and really nice views of the town and surrounding mountains. For even better scenery, keep walking higher up on the pipeline trail to go farther along the ridge.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

A pick-your-own-adventure sort of hike, there are many criss-crossing paths and nothing feels off-limits. Flatter trails would be great for running, there are some ascents through rocks if you feel like clambering. Overall a relaxing place to spend an afternoon. A drawback is that homes and roads are visible and audible from many places in this park.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Great spot to wander around for a casual hike. We did this one after a day at Tsankawi Ruin in October and enjoyed smelling the trees (the Douglas Firs here smell like vanilla up close). I don't remember anything about this trail being strenuous, but it was more than just a walk. The locals will talk this one up a fair amount; everyone seems to know this trail, at least a little bit.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

The hike was great, uphill but not that bad. Was a little windy so a headband can help.Great views, loved it.

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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Easy yet graded trail. We took the kids but suggest staying away from the cliff side of the trail for safety. There were a lot of hummingbirds playing/chasing with each other and beautiful wild flowers. Make sure to use a trail map as there are a lot of rock/boulder portions of the trail and you could veer off. Agree with other reviewer to come back down pipeline.

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Friday, September 04, 2015

Easy day hike with gorgeous views!. This is great for families, mountain bikers, dogs, or trail runners.

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

I used to mountain bike this trail as a kid (still do, from time to time), and it's a blast. A lot of varied terrain as you go down into the canyon and come out by the water treatment plant. Have someone meet you or ride up on the road! I now trail run, and find the terrain to be perfect for long runs. Most of the time there is no steep grade. I'm not entirely sure where the loop ends, as I go different ways, but from the entryway off Diamond Drive, take a left alongside Barranca Mesa and you'll see some really lovely views!

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Monday, June 01, 2015

Trailhead is actually at the large water tank off Trinity Drive. I suggest staying on the trails at the edge of the canyon and returning via pipeline road, circling the old burned area. Good views of Los Alamos and the mountains to the east from the Sandias to the Sangre de Cristos north of Taos..

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