Looking for a great trail near Taos, New Mexico? AllTrails has 9 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 Wild Rivers Recreation Area or Orilla Verde Recreation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kit Carson Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Taos ranging from 3.3 to 13.8 miles and from 7,007 to 10,022 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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4 days ago

Great hike! Little muddy at first, but don’t worry it all comes off in the snow on the second half of the loop.

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snow
4 days ago

running
snow
22 days ago

The trail is in good shape, mainly packed snow some bare spots.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Trail is in good condition. Some icy/snowy spots but did it all in hiking boots and was fine. Enjoy!

Great views of Taos! Some snow in spots, but nothing a good pair of hiking shoes can't handle. I'd turn around at the switchback before this map indicates the route ends (trail keeps going past the "end" indicated by All Trails).

Trail is packed snow and ice. Would recommend traction device, or checking out the Devisadero trail across the road (it's South-facing). Trail is within earshot of the road the whole time, otherwise is lovely.

Super fun super simple super pretty super full of switchbacks! No spectacular views but wonderful to get your heart moving and see Taos laid out below.

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muddy
snow
2 months ago

Completed the loop in early November, which admittedly may not be the best time for this one. The views of Angel Fire, Eagle Nest Lake and Wheeler are the same as those along 64. The trail may be stunning when the aspens are changing, but otherwise it’s absent of significant water features or summit views and is mostly a forest road used for trail rides. Hiking clockwise, the climb is relatively gentle if long. The trail gets a little confusing toward the end as it cross-crosses forest roads, but not hard to find if you follow the app.

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rocky
snow
2 months ago

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icy
2 months ago

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snow
2 months ago

its was amazing and a super dog friendly. make sure you have hiking shoes though. the snow hasent melted and had ice directly underneath and makes it very slick for us humans. Dogs have no issues

mountain biking
rocky
3 months ago

Steep and rocky 2 mi uphill, but worth the fast downhill back to the trailhead!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Well worth the drive!

Trail was really awesome. No real breaks climbing up. Trail is well marked and the lookout at my turn around point was breathtaking. Great view of Taos looking north.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a beautiful moderate trail. Went with two small pups for our first hike in altitude since we arrived and it was a good balance of challenge and ease.

At the beginning of my hike, a couple of fellow hikers handed me a “lucky rock.” Always a good sign. Yes it is rocky, but the Aspens were magnificent! I was only able to hike 5.1 miles of this trail, but I enjoyed it. I am 63 & getting back into hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

My husband and I took our two children here during our family vacation. The monument is beautiful and heartfelt. With 4 our our grandfathers serving in the armed forces it was special to us. The museum is moving as well and gave us great references fir my daughters social studies fair.

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no shade
3 months ago

Nice views throughout hike! No shade so wear a hat and bring sunscreen / water. We stopped at the top of the ~1/2 point, which has some nice sitting rocks to take in the views. Would be a nice place to turn around if you are looking for 3.5 mile hike.

I like this better than the Devisadero Loop--fewer people, more views, shadier. It's not long, but you can continue past the overlook if you want more trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike save the last 500' ft or so that was moderate....beautiful hike but lake was a little disappointing...more of a large beaver dam but we stayed 2 nights and had a good time! Signs posted access to trailhead impassable via passenger car...a Prius could have made it! FYI

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rocky
4 months ago

Pretty good. Takes a while. Views are great.

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rocky
4 months ago

First time using AllTrails and the community is great! We were visiting from Alabama and picked this hike from the reviews. Took us about 2 1/2 hours with 6 of us. Age varied from 22-58 and we all did it with relative ease with a few breaks. Pretty rocky in some areas and a mix of shade on the way. No shade at the top. Nice parking area with a restroom. Would recommend!

Nice trail, great views of Taos! The trail is easy to follow and clearly marked. It’s a 20 mile trail, but the hike description is just to the first high point and turning around. There’s a rock cairn at the point when it starts to go downhill. Today, I could see all the way to Cerro Pedernal. Dog friendly. Uses same parking lot as Devisadero peak, but I think 164 has better views of Taos. The best view of Taos is a few minutes before the 2 mile marker, on a short 100 foot trail to the left.

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