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Pine Tree Trail is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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monica pedraza (69)

3 Completed2 Reviews

great view of the peaks and valleys! I cant imagine a more perfect time to hike than during monsoon season (especially after a night of rain ). The air smells amazing, like desert sage and pine! wish I could bottle it up and take it with me. Also, beware of fire ants and rattle snakes (not hostile at all compared to the fire ants!)

Tom Massing (2379)

31 Completed21 Reviews

Tom Massing (2379)

31 Completed21 Reviews

Cool in the canyon. Lots of wildlife and the spring run until at least June. Great views. Even better that from the Pass. Take the trail to the Left around.

Alysha Brady (87)

6 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful green mountain with little streams going through it. About as different as you can get from any of the Franklin Mountain hikes.

Jeffrey Sanchez (224)

9 Completed9 Reviews

This is one of the nicest, most rewarding fairly easy trails in the area. Well maintained, good views a lot of the way, and nice overall length. Some cool little streams you cross early in the hike too. Should be a great way to see the poppies in the valley near White Sands in a week or two.

Amir Jalil (163)

15 Completed3 Reviews

Glenn Stewart (467)

6 Completed5 Reviews

This trail has some breath taking views, and so much shade! The trees made this a better trail than anything the franklin mountains has. Take water and bug spray, it's monsoon season so the Mosquitos are annoying on this trail but other than that, totally worth the drive from El Paso.

Matthew Springer (4471)

47 Completed34 Reviews

This is one of the most scenic places you will ever see in this region. My wife is not an avid hiker like myself, but she really enjoyed this trail with the amazing views and shaded areas. The trail isn't too difficult, but you will be hiking half the trail up the Organ Needle mountain range area with the halfway point at about 6800 ft elevation.

Crystal Haggerty (62)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail was very well kept. This trail is great for a family outing! It is beautiful with trees everywhere! It reminded me a little of Colorado. If you have time I definitely recommend this trail.

Colton Ragsdale (115)

26 Completed2 Reviews

It was so nice to see plenty of trees with green only an hour away from El Paso. I would rank this as a "moderate" hike as well. With plenty of breaks and a halfway stop we completed the trail in around 3 hours. Saw plenty of lizards and stink bugs.