Did this 5/20 weekend. Pretty but not super spectacular in my opinion. A nice loop trail and there’s plenty of areas where you can refill water if you bring a filter since the trail is parallel to a stream almost the whole time (except on the ridge)

Beautiful trail from start to finish. Fairly easy hike. Great views!

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6 days ago

Beautiful Trail! One of my favorites in the area. Well marked, plenty of flowing water, rewarding views. Easy but challenging elevation changes and plenty of wildlife. Overall just a fantastic hike!

Great trail. We did it in reverse and liked that route. Tons of wild irises in bloom. My Apple Watch marked it at 7.5 miles. Trailhead and campground were very busy for the holiday weekend but we only saw a few groups of nice hikers on the trail.

A great trail a little hard for someone who hadn’t hiked in a long time. Turkey canyon to crest trail is very steep, I was out of breath the whole time and had previously injured my foot so i had to take a frequent breaks. From the crest trail to clear water very high grass, very narrow trail and flat. Argentina trail is all down hill muddy and wet from the creek. Views are totally worth the steep hike up

This is one of my favorite trails in the area! The trail is well marked and not too difficult. The dogs loved this trail as well.

Beautiful trail with the creek running by your side or sometimes crossing your trail. The terrain inclines around the peak and depending on the time of day, you may not get a lot of shade so make sure you pace yourself and bring enough water. The trail is not hard, but make sure you are sufficiently prepared. The peak and Crest trail are beautiful and you get a view of the entire area of Carrizozo, the Cibola National forest in the distance, and the Valley of Fire. If you venture off the Aregntina trail and Crest trail crossing northwest to a nearby cliff, you will be able to see White Sands. The path is clear and is not confusing.

Follows the river most of the way up and most of the way down. Great scenery the whole way. One of the best ones I've been on. My 10 year old did it with me and was fine.

Cows on trial, running river. Nice hike, took about an hour.

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blowdown
flooded
muddy
1 month ago

Multiple downed trees, not many places to camp on the south part of the loop. On the south end of Bonito you’ll see a short cut trail to the right that goes up a steep hill. It runs into the crest trail and is so much easier than the actual trail. Crest trail is gorgeous. Phantom trail not marked coming from the south, we missed it. Cut across 38 not marked either. No snow on trail April 1-3 2020.

Fantastic! Take layers as the weather can be unpredictable.

My favorite hike in the area. I just did it in March 2020 and the river was so high there were a number of places that I was not able to cross on the little bonito. You have to cross over downed trees which is fine if you’re not afraid of heights and are sure footed. It definitely added to the difficulty making it hard and even scary . Especially after hiking up the Argentina. It’s also closer to 7 miles.

Great trail, really exposes you to the diversity of the area. Lost of side trails if you want. Clear some is runnable areas that get a little loose. Beautiful

****JUST LOST MY DOG ON THIS TRAIL**** -> If anyone on this app is going to this trail and happens to find her please let me know thank you!! She is a medium to large size shepherd mix - has the shepherd coat colors but is short haired has on the right ear that will go up She’s amazingly sweet and friendly just loves chasing things while she out in nature. I had to leave my hiking buddy due to it getting late and dark and no response from her Great trail don’t take any short cuts and climb the rock! My dog and I had a little short picnic up there and then had to run the rest of the way down to beat the sunset

Trail was almost completely destroyed in Little Bear fire in 2012. Still lots of water and beauty. Not an easy hike because of all the downed trees, rock slides and over growth.

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bugs
9 months ago

Great hike with son, 16. There were a few bugs in just a couple of places, but not bad. Great views from Argentina Peak. Most of the trail is shaded, a little muddy at the top of trail 37. Some missing signs at the four way intersection, but not hard to figure out where to go. We just looked at the topography and stayed on the trails. Love the White Mtn Wilderness

Went with Hilary Mazzie Tennasyn Joel Cole debra Nancy. Boys went to elk Knoll for geocache. Fun.

Wonderful hike! We walked up Argentina canyon, gentle climb in the shade. The summit area is beautiful, the July wild flowers in full bloom. Found a shady spot to picnic and walked down Little Bonito canyon. Awesome day. Access is along a well-graded dirt road. Don’t be put off by the burnt trees along road.

Beautiful trail. Go the extra bit to the crest trail and back down little Bonita. It is well worth the hike. We saw a whole herd of elk on the Crest. Moderate hike.

Awesome, but very difficult.

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over grown
Mon May 20 2019

The Little Bear Fire really caused some damage to the area. Very sad. The stream was running very strong so we hiked up to where the loop really starts and then turned back because we couldn't cross the stream. The trail hasn't been maintained so use at your own risk. While we couldn't cross, there are some nice pools in this area so I cast a line and caught a brook trout. Very cool.

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