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Pretty good information on the app.

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5 days ago

Some good views, water for the dogs in streams, but a few spots the route can get confusing and I ended up off trail for a bit. Bring a lot of water and when it says 'hard' trust it is, you're gonna end up stopping a decent bit. Some bear scat at the top but nothing other than that. Made it to North Crest trail and turned around and came back - use a stick coming down to save your ankles. There are better trails with better markings and consistent views in the Sandias hence the 3 stars. Also, trails aren't dog parks...PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOGS!!!!

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6 days ago

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10 days ago

It's a fun short trail.

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11 days ago

The trail is fun, there's a cool spiral staircase to get up to the cave. The road to get to the trailhead is VERY rough - you can make it in a car but it will be slow going.

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19 days ago

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19 days ago

Very short and easy hike. At the end, there is a spiral staircase that leads into the cave. There are some nice views as you come close to the end as well. I would like to mention though, that the drive there is about 3 miles on a very rough gravel road- so just be prepared for that! It's kinda out there. Very nice though!

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21 days ago

easy to find great short hike for kids..dogs are allowed. interesting and great day trip

This mid-June hike in early morning offers plentiful shade opportunities and comfortable temperatures. Two areas with water trickles. Standout elevation transitions. Grand views of the Rio Grande Valley and the forest fire smoke filled Jemez Mtns. Views of North Sandia peak and Agua Sarca canyon are wonderfully close, covered with pine and scrub oak, lined with jagged granite outcroppings. Started the hike at Road 445 Piedra Lisa Trailhead. Continued to the 7600 foot elevation and returned on the Del Agua Trail. Watch for turkey! Do this moderate hike. Water sporadically available but filter.

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1 month ago

great hike, it is shaded most of the way

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1 month ago