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hiking
12 hours ago

I hiked the loop in about 1 hour, but I missed the trail that goes straight back that leads, as I imagine, to the waterfall other hikers have reported about on this website. I didn't even see the trail. No wonder I got back in about an hour, I missed half of the trail only to find out what I had missed while writing this review. Lol. You have to laugh:P I still had a wonderful time on this trail! All in all, I was out on the trail about 1h15m, stopping at one of the higher elevation points near the back of the loop to take in the beautiful surrounding view and eat a delicious Nature Valley bar! Great view of the valley, and the mountains! Virtually no shade throughout the trail so I was thankful to have sunblock and a hat! God bless!

hiking
1 day ago

Did this in July. Very nice in the town of ruidoso. Also did it reverse to get the altitude gain at the start

hiking
1 day ago

I would have given this trail 5 stars but it was really filthy this time! Dog poop and trash everywhere! Really sad. This used to be one of my favorites.

hiking
1 day ago

Adventurous hike! We went up in mid September on a perfect sunny day. It took us about 4 hours to get to the top and we only met a few locals during the first 1,5 miles out for morning walks. After crossing the creek 18 times (dry feet in September!), the trail narrows considerably and climbs up very steeply for most of the rest of the way. There are some washed out areas and fallen trees. Hiking poles are highly recommended for both the up and downward hike. Be prepared to slide on loose gravel on your way down and plan extra time for the return trip.
Loved the ruggedness, loneliness and splendour of the hike and amazing view on top though! Well worth the hard effort.

Falls is a trickle right now. Easy and good for families.

Well shaded and the waterfall is beautiful!

Challenging but worth it!!!