Pine Tree Trail

#1 of 8 trails in Organ Mountain National Recreation Area
Pine Tree Trail is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Las Cruces, NM that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

4.2 miles 1023 feet Loop
kid friendly hiking trail running rocky views
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Alejandra Quevedo

4 Completed5 Reviews

Beautiful hike! Crazy to see how much wildlife and vegetation is on the mountain especially when you come from El Paso and only think we have desert around us. Thankful for my hiking shoes since the trail was still icy and had snow in some parts, definitely helped with the slipping (or not slipping). Beautiful views of the peaks and streams. Kid and dog friendly just make sure you take water and some long socks. Will be doing this again.

Ian Woodward

1 Completed1 Reviews

It is harder than its easy rating. It's a great hike, but it's a bit harder than easy.

Viking Jack

21 Completed13 Reviews

This has easily become one of my favorite weekly hikes. The drive there is completely sparse, but when you arrive you realize there are micro-forests at the mountain. It's great to have shade because the sun is always beating down. The trail is pretty easy if you pace yourself. There are a few areas that you have to step up rocks & back down...but my 73 yr old dad made it. The scenery is absolutely amazing, considering you're in a desert. The grandeur of the organ mountains is spectacular as you hike towards the base of them. The first half is has a lot of areas to explore & scramble.Close to the halfway point is when you get into the trees w/ lots of opportunity to rest in the shade. I like to keep a fast pace & scramble off the trail until the halfway point. There is plenty of shade, a fire pit & some logs to sit on. I like to eat my lunch, relax, read a book, then stretch for the second half. Make sure to look over your shoulder on your return-excellent views. Lots of tall, old pines on the way back before it gets sparse again as you wind your way back downhill.

monica pedraza

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

38 Completed22 Reviews

Tom Massing

38 Completed22 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

10 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

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

15 Completed3 Reviews

Glenn Stewart

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.