Looking for a great trail near Santa Fe, New Mexico? AllTrails has 81 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hyde Memorial State Park or Santa Fe River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pecos National Monument or Hillside Park. Ready for some activity? There are 35 moderate trails in Santa Fe ranging from 1.4 to 19.9 miles and from 5,472 to 12,267 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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great hike. easy and well marked trails.

hiking
3 days ago

Great place to watch sunset

I love this trail. Really easy to get to so great hike if you don't have all day. Forested with ponderosa and many other types of trees. Nice river the whole way with great places to play in the water. Will be going back in the summer!

My wife and I hiked this trail while in Santa Fe on vacation. Dale Ball Trail was a nice easy, long hike. Great views. Not too packed with other hikers. We’d do this hike again. No mud or any problems encountered on our morning hike. Definitely would recommend to other Day hikers.

hiking
7 days ago

We were short on time and testing out new hiking shoes so we did a modified shorter loop. Can’t wait to go back and explore more. Narrow in places and typical rocky NM trail but beautiful diverse vegetation. Lower portion runs by creek that happens to running well due to a fantastic winter. Well worth it!

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice hike amongst the trees. There was a lot of shade and the trails are mostly soft trails. We counted 18 wild followers on bloom. Saw deer tracks. The upper trail split is steep at first but after about 30 minutes it was level or downhill. I'd rate this more easy than moderate. I'd do it again.

hiking
7 days ago

perfect for families and beginners. nice and shady.

Great hike and great views. It was a little bit of a struggle for us having come from Portland Oregon. We live at Sea level so it's taken us a bit to get used to the elevation. It does have a few steep spots but doable. We saw a few wild flowers and red cactus blooming. The clouds and cool wind came out just enough for us to feel at home.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome trail! I went counter clockwise at the loop and think I would go clockwise next time. The hardest part of the trail with the most elevation gain and loose rocks was at the end and I would prefer to do that at the beginning when I am not tired and lazy with my feet. Had no problem following the signs and staying on the trail. Cactus and wildflowers blooming!

hiking
11 days ago

Did a day hike. Ran into several dog walkers so seems to be pretty dog friendly. Some bikers too but there’re some steep slopes so gonna be quite challenging for biking. Scenic view and connected to several other trails made it a great choice! Road condition pretty good and I went after several days of raining.

hiking
12 days ago

This is a great trail made even better by easy access from almost anywhere in town. Parking looks like it could be tough on the weekends. I’m just in town for a few days and wanted to hit one good trail and this one seems hard to beat. The views from the top are amazing. Take the hard route and get a great workout (my lowland lungs got a serious workout!).

hiking
12 days ago

would have been a really nice hike if i had snowshoes. The last mile was very difficult.

hiking
13 days ago

A lovely trail. We hiked on a Saturday and found this not to be as heavily trafficked as described. Although.....we live in a large city and our nearby trails are over taxed. This was not crowded in our opinion. A little difficult at the end but we are not used to the baseline elevation.

hiking
13 days ago

Pretty plants. Clear views. Lots of space at the top to spread out. If you’re not used to the altitude, this was moderate (and I’m 34 in good shape). Fairly well trafficked on this clear day. Would repeat!

Excellent views of the river & the mountains especially when headed east.

hiking
15 days ago

This trail was a very pretty walk through the woods! Uphill for most of the way there, not a whole lot of views, but nonetheless a beautiful, peaceful hike.

Nicely shaded hike through aspen, ponderosa, and fir trees. Crosses a sizeable creek on wooden bridges. Keep right at the first fork for an easier loop. Beware as many people on this trail completely disregard the leash laws so there will likely be dogs running loose.

off road driving
19 days ago

Some nice views of the surrounding mountains. Easy road but not for a low car

Reasonably easy and level trail for those not used to the altitude. Well marked. Not far from downtown Santa Fe. We saw beautiful wildflowers and flowering cactus. Also one snake on the trail that slid away as we approached.

21 days ago

great quick walk and picnic.

Great trail!!! Stream flowing nicely. The big question of the group was if we were walking to something or if we were just gonna turn around. At the point that the records turn around, there is a pool deep enough to stand in. Water is cold but fun never the less. Enjoy!!

hiking
21 days ago

Fun day hike for My fiancé, dog and myself. Lots of shade from the sun and if you go to the end there’s a nice creek pay off. Couple of short very steep spots with loose gravel but you’ll just fall on your butt at worst and keep going.

This is a well maintained paved trail through Santa Fe, but the trail starts at Urban Trail & turns around at the start of the Rail trail. Probably added for distance. While through Santa Fe the trail only offers 1 bathroom & water stop at Villa Linda Park.

hiking
22 days ago

Park at the bottom of the camp ground, then walk up through the camp ground to get to the the trail head. First half of the loop is all up hill, and then downhill on the way back. When you get to the top of the loop, you can head south and it will take you to the ridge up a more difficult climb, with some rewarding views. I had my 4 and 5 year old kiddos with me and they did great even up the extended version of the hike.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful at Sunset!

hiking
rocky
22 days ago

First, this isn’t an easy trail. It’s also 4.5 miles if you follow this as a guide. There’s some good climbs and the river crossings and rocks make this a pretty technical hike. Lots of views and a great hike but it’s a tough one.

hiking
no shade
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Perfect little hike. The majority of the hike is moderate, as you near the peak there are some areas where 3 points of contact is recommended. Great views of Santa Fe & the Sangre’s.

A good get in shape hike. 1000 feet up in one mile got my heart pumping. Then it was up and down right away. It seemed a little cruel after we hit the peak to go down then one last big up.

hiking
23 days ago

Best maintained trail we’ve ever been on. Lots of minor ups and downs, interesting plants, adequate shade. Want to do more sections of the Dale Ball trails.

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