Well maintained trail system located in Lincoln National Forest, less than five minutes outside of Ruidoso, NM The trail head is located in the upper parking lot to Grindstone Lake, and is very easy to find. The trail system generally loops around Grindstone Lake, and includes many miles of new trails that will open in late summer 2013. The seven mile loop begins at the parking lot trail head and follows a smooth, well maintained, single track trail around the lake. There are two excellent down hill sections, several fun switchbacks, and a very few difficult climbs
Grindstone Lake Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ruidoso, NM that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
dog friendly hiking mountain biking trail running walking forest lake views wild flowers