Looking for a great trail near Silver City, New Mexico? AllTrails has 19 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 City of Rocks State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Silver City ranging from 1.6 to 16.6 miles and from 4,744 to 8,989 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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13 days 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.

Did this trail in November with 50° Temps and probably wouldn't do that again. There are multiple river crossings and the river is freezing. Hot spring is tiny and warm. Maybe we'll come back when it's warmer out.

mountain biking
18 days 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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rocky
18 days ago

Very fun quick hike. If you do the loop counter clockwise you will take a right at the fork and head up a forested ridge. Just under a mile in the trail drops to the left to the beginning of the upper canyon. A sign indicates trail not maintained for next 1/4 mile, head to the left down the canyon (towards where you started). The trail is easy to spot and follows the opposite side of the canyon/stream bed for a short distance until you drop into the canyon. Upon exiting the canyon keep on the trail to the left back to the parking area. Note the trailhead sign does indicate NM gray wolves in the area.

hiking
18 days ago

Fun set of trails perched above Silver City. Plenty of different loops you could do a never do the same trail twice.

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rocky
27 days ago

I’ve hiked this trail three times using my GPS to follow the loop. I seem to wander off the main trail and did not understand why. Otherwise there are beautiful views, many desert plants and it’s a decent work out. Lots of rocks in some areas. I went both summer and fall and it’s lovely either time of year.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Park at Little Cherry Creek Ranch sign and start walking up the primitive road for 2 miles and then you hit the trail marker 241 pointing right. The road is marked Primitive Road and it’s a very pretty hike from beginning to end.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice sunny day with cool winds, beautiful for hiking a trail with a fair amount of sun exposure! Hiked CC on the trail, easy to find and beautiful views. Could see how there would be one or two tricky places to find the trail if hiking the other direction. Overall short hike but a good way to get some wilderness if short on time!

A pleasant walk. This whole trail system (Walnut Creek/Gomez Peak) marks trails by number, not the names on this site. There are maps posted at some of the trail crossings but it’s easy to get lost if you decide to explore smaller side trails. The good news is the whole trail system only covers about one square mile. So if you stay on any single trail for 20 minutes or so you’re likely to run into a posted map, or at least figure out more or less where you are.

As others have noted, the trail markings do not match the trail names on this site. The Walnut Creek/Gomez Peak area has it’s own separate trail marking system. Trails are numbered, not named, and there are maps posted at a few of the trail crossings. It’s pretty easy to get lost if you decide to explore smaller side trails. But the whole trail system only covers about one square mile. So it’d be hard to get lost for longer than 20 minutes if you stay on one trail.

hiking
1 month ago

The closest parking to the trailhead is to pull off to the east at the Cherry Creek Ranch sign. It’s a beautiful hike, with more foliage than most in the area and big rock formations along the way. 4 stars because it does not offer the stunning vistas of many other trails around here.

I love this section of the CDT because you get to go from tall pine forest to desert and then back to forest again. There’s also a bunch of side trails/deer paths to explore. Four stars because some of the official ‘trail’ is actually a dirt road.

This is a much more scenic, wooded, and enjoyable hike than up Gomez Peak, the popular option in this trail system. It’s also far less trafficked. There’s no switchbacks up the mountain though, whereas Gomez is all switchbacks towards the top.

I LOVED the aspect that this followed the CDT, it’s really the reason why I chose it. Pretty decent views all the way up. Most of it is on service roads and is pretty rocky. There will be a LOT of bear scat. I did this by myself and saw absolutely no one but I did come within a 100ft or so of at least two cubs and their momma before they heard me and ran down the rest of the trail and up a tree(about 5-6miles in) and that was a little terrifying . Further down I must have spooked another bear. There’s no mistaking the loud destructive sounds of a bear running through brush. With that said, hike with someone and it wouldn’t be the worst to bring bear spray.

Shortest route up to Gomez peak Summit. entrance to the trail is by the exit just beyond what looks to be like an old parking area blocked off by a row of rocks. not particularly challenging but great views toward the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice

Great trail and views. A bit confusing at times with all the small cross trails but worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

Uphill all the way. Trailhead is just past McMillan campground on right side. Well maintained trail. Vegetation changes as you get closer to the top; more wildflowers, pines and firs.

Steep hike the whole way, but has a very nice view from the fire tower at top.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice hike. Seems more like 3.5 or 4 miles though. The dam is a little tricky to navigate, but there is a trail through the rocks down the western wall (it's a little steep so take it slow). We took our dogs and it was a lot of fun. Beautiful area, most of the pics online don't do it justice.

hiking
4 months ago

steep, switchbacks and high altitude made us all huff and puff, but what a view from the top! The ranger was so nice, we all got to go on his viewing platform. The shade made it a pleasant temperature but in the summer you have to always expect some rain in the afternoons. We got some!

hiking
5 months ago

This is mostly an ohv trail. It doesn't turn into a hiking trail untill 2/3 of the way in. Very busy, people riding ohvs all hours of the night.

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