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Best trails in New Mexico

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Trying to find the best New Mexico trails? AllTrails has 1,195 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Carlsbad Caverns National Park or around Albuquerque, Santa Fe or Los Alamos we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New Mexico state park trails, check out Hyde Memorial State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Sandia Foothills Open Space Park near Albuquerque or Zenith Park near Cloudcroft. Ready for some activity? There are 546 moderate trails in New Mexico ranging from 0.7 to 108 miles and from 3,221 to 12,834 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in New Mexico
Top trails (1195)
#1 - Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
Really well marked trail. The 1st 1/3 is well shaded, in the trees, and hard pack trail. Once you break out above the tree line the winds pick up and you are very exposed to sun/elements. The top thirShow more
#2 - La Luz Trail #137
Sandia Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
This trail at the north end of the Sandias goes from the base of the mountain to the peak at 10,678'. Beautiful views of the Albuquerque valley to the west. There is a $3 fee to park. Hikers have the Show more
#3 - Nambe Lake Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
This is a really nice hike that starts at the Santa Fe Ski Area parking lot. Look for the Windsor Trail sign and there is not a Nambe Trail sign at the start point. The trail starts off with a moderatShow more
#4 - Williams Lake Trail
Carson National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Williams Lake Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#5 - Pino Trail
Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
This is a nice hike in the Sandias that can take you to the Crest Trail. If you want, you can continue on the Crest trail to the Tramway and take the easy way down the mountain. The trail is in good cShow more
#6 - Domingo Baca Trail #230
Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
This hike starts out in a desert open space environment (no shade) and changes into the lush greenery and streams in the Sandia Mountains. Starting at the Domingo Baca trail, you can continue along thShow more
#7 - McCauley Hot Springs
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Please note that as of June 2020 the hot springs remain closed due to COVID-19, but the trail is open.Show more
#8 - Atalaya Mountain Trail
Santa Fe National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
This is a short day hike from St. Johns College trail head east side of the city of Santa Fe, NM into the edge of the Santa Fe National forest. Show more
#9 - Pine Tree Trail
Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Pine Tree Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#10 - South Piedra Lisa Trail
Sandia Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
South Piedra Lisa Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Albuquerque, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
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