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trail running
4 hours ago

This review is for trail runners.

For the reasons I dislike this trail, many people love it.

This trail is wide open with no shade and flat for the first couple of miles. It is a terrible trail to run during the summer days or when it is hot. It's literally the worst trail I've ever been on. And the little shade you find you'll have to worry about rattlesnakes.

People love this trail. It does ascend into higher and better terrain. But you've got to get past the awful desert part of it first. Personally I'd rather not get sunburned within 10 minutes of running. I like shade and trees. This trail won't offer you that.
It is easy to run (or hike). If you're an experienced trail runner with elevation change, this won't be difficult. But good god the lack of shade is just brutal. Maybe this trail would be ok in the winter after a light snow fall.
I like shade, trees, and scenery that doesn't include two sweaty dudes making out in the bushes. Yeah. That's the kind of place this is. I have no idea why people love it so much.

good balance of inclines and level hikes

Good times!

hiking
17 hours ago

trail can easily be picked up by the Santa Fe farmers market, beautiful trail through town

The trail is easy to navigate, signs all in tact. You can be out there for as long or as short as you'd like. Not a super difficult incline either. BEAUTIFUL , I'm sure I'll do it again. Couldn't imagine a better way to spend my day.

trail running
1 day ago

This review is for trail running.
I give this trail a bad review because I just don't like it. Here are the reasons:
I feel like I'm running in a post-apocalyptic world when I'm on this trail. It's flat and ugly and it reminds me of everything I dislike about NM. I realize I'm in the minority on this trail. But I can't stand it. It's just boring.
Pros: If you like easy trails (flat), and seeing people riding their bikes and the dirty river or the scraggly bushes then this trail will be great. You can find shade if you're running the spurs that branch off the main trail you'll find shade of course.
Honestly I don't know why so many people love the Bosque. I guess it's because you get to see a lot of people and the trail is flat. But I think it's pretty ugly in places.

Great trail. About 2 hours total, and very easy until the last 15 minutes where you climb about 750 ft up. Beautiful views!! Definitely going back again. Would be best in the early morning before it gets too hot.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Easy hike right off the highway. A little elevation change but nothing exhausting. It has a lot of trails inside the loop which are nice for longer or shorter hikes (my 14y.o. lab got tired halfway around so we cut straight back).