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I combined Trail 248 and where it intersected 135 up to beyond the sign that says you are entering the Sandia Reservation. I went a little further, but the trail became covered with trees that had fallen due to a fire.

Returned back to the trailhead parking lot completely on Trail #135.

Only saw 1 man and his dog, 2 lizards and 1 squirrel. A hike worth taking.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail. It wasn't crowded at all for a Saturday. There were four mountain bikes and three other hikers and all were friendly and polite. Interesting geology and numerous wildflowers in bloom. Amazing views! We will hike this trail again.

Awesome views!!!

Hands down, one of the most rewarding hikes in the Sandia mountain range. In 45 minutes you have access to stunning views. The maps on the app are wrong, but the trail is clearly marked. The only thing this trail is missing is water, hence 4 stars.

trail running
1 month ago

A great trail but is slippery coming down Del Agua as the steam blocked the trail a bit and is slow moving so don't run too much.

Really nice trail. My husband and dog and I hiked it today. We did not go all the way to the rock (Piedra Lisa) but we did do the whole loop. We went up Piedra Lisa and came down Del Aqua. There were some steep spots and some rock scrambling. On the way down much of it had a tiny creek flowing so our 10 year old dog was quite happy. The iPhone said we'd climbed 47 stories and gone 4.7 miles. We definitely felt it.

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Good hike, really exposed, nice views higher up.