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

Very beautiful trail with grass and flowers. The north-facing view at the end was great. We came back via the north crest trail giving us some shade and some westward views. We had to hike on the road for about 1/3 mike to get back to our car. Total distance doing this route was 6.7 miles.

10 days ago

Trail is closed until further notice as of July 8th, 2018.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a good hike, I took my kids my youngest is 8 years old. It was challenging enough to keep their interest but not so steep that they were calling for breaks every minute. The trail is very rocky so I would keep that in mind if you were to trail run; I would power hike this one. Typical forest setting, there was a small aspen grove, plently of shade and every so often a view out towards Edgewood. Wanted to go further and connect with the Crest Trail but my kids and their friends had enough.

I have hiked this trail twice with my daughter who is eight and she loved it. Definitely be aware of your kiddos once you get to the cabin. Sheer cliff drops around, but fantastic views. Fun family hike and a good way to spend half a day with the drive up the mountain.

Easy family friendly hike. Saw 2 toddlers make it to the top, picking wild flowers all the way! If they can do it, you can! Weather was perfect today, 66 degrees at the top with slight breeze. Bring a picnic lunch. The view from the top is amazing! Ask for map and directions at the Crest House gift shop. Pretty much all trails will lead to the Kiwanis Cabin, just different views. One route takes you through the forest with lots of shade while the other takes your along the cliff. Perfect short hike. Took us about 1.5 hours and stopped to take plenty of pictures.

With current construction it was hard to find trail head. Check with tram lodge for a better map. Nice hike though. Windy.

hiking
1 month ago

Starts at high altitude & in the trees, this trail provides cooler temps & shade with nice vistas looking east. Trail ends at a fence which marks joining the South Crest Trail. If you go straight and follow the SCT a few hundred yards, you will find an assortment of unmarked paths off to your left that will lead to a nice outcropping of ledge exposing nice vistas looking east. Highly recommend this half day hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail. Not too busy. Amazing views especially from the summit. Pretty wildflowers and cool temperatures.

The view at the end of this hike is incredible. it is mostly downhill on the way there but uphill on the way back. took us about 3 hours with a 30 minute break at the end of the trail.

easy hike with some amazing views!

Came to the top of mountain to see the view without knowing of this trail’s existence. Was very pleasantly surprised upon finding the trail and the views it afforded. Would certainly recommend to others.

hiking
2 months ago

The really outstanding views are blocked by trees for the majority of the hike, but if you can make it to the end of the trail, I guarantee you will be rewarded :)

hiking
3 months ago

See recording from today. The only parts recorded are an easier way to access Oso Ridge from Embudito (it’s just the second left after the Embudito trail marker), a direct way to South Peak from the top/end of the Oso Ridge trail, and the path back through Embudito Canyon off of Embudito trail (which cuts at least half a mile off the trip and of course is another great way up).

Great hike to do on a snowy Sunday. The tram was busy but the rest of the trail was empty.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike has the best view from the top! It snowed on us the whole way. One thing it doesn’t tell you is when you reach what looks like end on this app you reach a intersection and go through the fence and it takes you to the top! Great time for sure

the stairs at the switchback get slippery. beware.

trail running
5 months ago

great for running, despite the rocks it's doable.

The top of the mountain has a gorgeous skyline view of the mountains and the City of Albuquerque. My German Shepherd also enjoys this trail. At the trailhead, they do have a bathroom facility. I recommend you go early, as there is limited parking.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail. A little chilly but it is December. Amazing views from the top.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail..

7 months ago

This is such a fun hike. The views are breathtaking and the trails are clearly labeled. I cannot wait to go back and expand more on the hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Gradual incline up, nice views towards the top! Lots of worn rocks on trail, but not too bad to manage. Nice easy to follow trail that winds in and out of forest to ridge top. Good workout!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is an excellent trail which begins from the same trail head as the Sandia Cave Trail, just take the trail that leads up the mountain on the right after leaving the parking lot.
The easy to follow trail is mostly shady and not very rocky. I did not go all the way to the end because I had limited time but next time I will. The views of the canyon are spectacular!

hiking
9 months ago

it was fun until we had to turn back becuase there was bears near the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty easy hike for beginners (me). The smells and sights were lovely and there wasn't much traffic. There's also a cave close to the start which is fascinating. And I was proposed to during this hike, so that just made the whole thing wonderful.

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing views, trail was easy to follow. Flowers were fully bloomed. If you're looking for a quick workout this is it! The rocks are slippery on the way down and it's a little narrow in some spots..but I enjoyed having no cactus bites ;)

hiking
10 months ago

Was a nice easy to moderate hike. I would rate it moderate because the trail is pretty rocky in some areas and requires some dexterity. Hiking boots definitely are a plus.

The turn off to the parking area isn't marked so be on the lookout for it. There are also no picnic tables, so if you want to relax and hang out a bit, bring chairs. Finally, the bathrooms were locked and not available.

Was an enjoyable hike with Husband, 9 yr old daughter, and myself.

Got a little lost on the way up, but that's just from the bad signal with my gps! Like a few others I took Oso Ridge up then followed south crest trail to take embudito trail down. Oso Ridge is pretty steep at some parts so Embudito was a little easier to come down! Ended up at 11.5 miles total, the views at the top are absolutely worth it (:

hiking
10 months ago

Perfect day hike length and elevation. Flowers blooming all the way up. View at top is spectacular....

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