horseback riding
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Great trail!

running
muddy
off trail
rocky
7 days ago

This isn’t exactly a trail. The first half was wonderful to run: beautiful, moderate, wonderful views, but there isn’t really a way to cross the dam in the middle. I scrambled down the side and couldn’t get back up because of how steep and rocky it was. The other side of the trail, which took a while to find, was blocked by a creek which I had to wade through knee-deep since I couldn’t get back up. From there, the trail as it was on the other side disappeared and I had to do some bouldering to get through because again, I couldn’t go back. The end of the trail goes up the highway, where cars don’t have very good visibility because of the turns. This is NOT a good trail to run. The first half was absolutely wonderful though, so if you turned back there it would be perfect, otherwise this loop definitely is NOT a viable loop. My tracker clocked in at about 3.5 miles so the distance listed is not accurate.

hiking
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Added Gomez Peak for extra cardio to this route. Was pretty clear but over grown in a few places so wear pants if you’ve got sensitive skin. You’re in direct sunlight once you hit the climb for Gomez Peak so bring a hat! The views at the top of Gomez Peak and the back side of Angel Loop are pretty amazing! If you’re an acclimated tourist, this is a great hike for a view of the Gila National Forest!

We really enjoyed this trail, just challenging enough for my other half who is recuperating from open heart surgeries at the beginning of the year. He hasn't done the whole trail yet though. The smell of pine needles and the trees and cactus keep it visually interesting. The only issue we had was encountering a woman walking with her 2 large dogs off leash (we also had 2 of our large dogs but on leash). She was rude and unapologetic and could not get her dogs to come and leave ours alone and I was worried of a dog altercation. I informed her dogs should be on leash on the trail and she told me it was a natural environment and dogs should NOT be on a leash and "why bother taking" my dogs if I had them on a leash. I feel the trailhead should be marked to show dogs are to be leashed. Also another person, a cyclist, whose dog was also off leash said his dog did not need to be on leash. So a marker is needed.

Love this trail. Easy to follow. Well marked. Easy trail to hike. It is an out and back that doesn’t end at the prescribed distance (can continue much further if you’d like). Little critters adorn the area (lizards, jack rabbits, squirrels, horned toads). Lots of shade along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy enough hike! The first time I did it I had a hard time figuring out where to go around the dam, so here’s the trick: walk towards the top of the dam and you’ll see a little bitty path to take diagonally down the side of it. Cross the creek and keep going! Expect to get your feet a little wet in the marshy areas, I wore Teva sandals for my second trip instead of soaking my hiking boots. The area was heavily trafficked, mostly by fishers and people hanging out. The first time I went I picked up all the trash I saw on the path, but it increased my hike time by about 40 minutes. People leave a lot of waste behind on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! I hiked in March 2020 and found it to be lovely, though I did get off trail on accident. Nice bouldering, beautiful views the whole hike, and little challenge areas to try if you are confident and skilled.

Piñon obscures panorama on top. Good view of town though.

You will find two locked gates of the parking lot because of Covid-19. But if you follow the fence to the left you will find a trail that is part of this hike.

This was a great trail with the exception of you can get lost on it at one point because it does not become clear exactly where it goes. It’s still a great hike with hidden surprises such as the underground spring.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

Hiked this in late February. Lots of mud at the bottom of this trail, lots of rocks at the top. I was surprised at the sweeping vistas from the summit and many great mountain views on the Mountain Loop. I recommend taking the right-hand path of the Mountain Loop up, it’s a little longer to the top but the climb is gradual and the path largely cleared of rocks and smooth. Both paths meet up below the summit and the last part is a bit of a climb, with few switchbacks. It makes for a beautiful hike.

Great trail but could not figure out how to get to the pinion trail. Not very well marked. No cell service to use ‘ALLTRAILS”

Gomez Peak Trail - I followed an established trail starting on Pinion trail. Easy enough and very fun to do in the snow. Pretty views and close enough to town that is expect to see more people on the weekends. Good hike for families with kids.

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
washed out
6 months ago

It was a nice trail despite the snow and rain the last couple days here. Be wary of flooded pathways where the trail is and mind your footing. We went up to the right side of the loop to find out that the last half of the loop was flooded and we could not continue the hike. We ended up having to backtrack and finish the hike out where we started.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Super fun! Great steady climb kept my heart rate maxed out and my breathing labored! Trail is in great shape although this is my first time here. There were smooth sections, rocks roots, small mud puddles... all the things that make riding great.

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