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Simple and beautiful. Great view of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.

hiking
7 hours ago

Did this back in March. It's a beautiful trail, and once you get to the top it's a unbelievable view! But getting to this spot was difficult, the directions this app gave me had me go the complete opposite to find this trail and added almost an hr to my trip. Minus that it was a nice hike, make sure to have good shoes cuz this trail is uneven and filled with rocks towards the top.

walking
18 hours ago

Can get challenging past the 8-9 mile mark averaging 3-4 mph.....

Hiked in mid May. Snow on most of the trail but nothing difficult. Beautiful bluebird views of the peaks and nearby rivers.

backpacking
1 day ago

Left Jack's Creek campground on May 18 with the intention of spending the night at Pecos Baldy Lake. Got to about 1/4 mile of the lake and decided to turn around due to losing the trail because of complete, deep snow cover. Great variety of trails thought the hike. Dense forest, wide open meadows, burned areas (this is where most of the downed trees are located) and a creek crossing.

Please note: in early 2017 there are warning signs at the trailhead that say the trail is impassable due to downed trees. I of course didn't think it would be that bad so I went for it. It is not impossible to get through but it makes a moderate hike very difficult. Some places it would be easy to lose the trail. I plan on going back this summer and if the sign is still there I will take another route.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Next time I do this, I'll just go to the peak and back (3 miles round trip). If the last 2.5 miles were as nice as the first 1.5-2, I'd give it four stars.

Took a left at the fork to make a full loop coming down the front of the mountain.

hiking
1 day ago

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hiking
2 days ago

I live in Albuquerque and was trying to find a new trail to hike, however, i have to say, I very was disappointed with this one. There weren't any trail signs that we saw and so we ended up a mile the opposite direction and then hiked back to get to it and it took us another 30 minutes to get on the actual trail. The beginning of the route is very unclear so when we finally confirmed we were on the right trail, we were kinda over it. Maybe will give it another shot and hike further on the trail to hopefully get to the wild flowers mentioned in the description, but for now I have to say, I was not impressed.

snow all the way up. warm sun all the way down. Great waterfalls!