Travertine Falls

EASY
#2 of 53 trails in Cibola National Forest
Travertine Falls is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tijeras, NM that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until October.

1.0 miles 260 feet Out & Back
kid friendly hiking forest river waterfall
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Short forest hike to waterfall. Great for kids. Beginning of S Crest Trail 130 from Canyon Estates. Easy .5 mile hike to waterfalls. Easy for kids - can also go to the top of the falls to explore and continue hike up from there.

Chad Lundeen
3 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike.

Kristen Shipp
11 days ago

6 Completed4 Reviews

Great quick hike with young kids. easy to locate and follow.

Courtney Burkett
12 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is awesome for kids, I back carried a 30lb baby and the 5 year old was able to keep up from start to finish. Now is a good time to go, we even got to see some iris in bloom.

Caleb Sanders
17 days ago

16 Completed16 Reviews

David Beet
23 days ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Sera Nuallain
24 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice little hike, though a bit rocky. My dog loved it, and we both made some friends!

Roger Baker
27 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very enjoyable. A good challenge for a 60 year old flat lander. But I enjoyed it as a short hike.

Lydia Thompson
1 month ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

trailhead lady: you and the littles will love the hike. there are a couple small rocky patches of trail but otherwise smooth. decent but kid friendly gain. the falls are more of a trickle, but still good to see, and they're adjacent a nice little cave. have fun!

Taylor Ouzts
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very nice hike for beginners and full of variety.

Tom Antram
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Mini spring.

Mercury Rain
5 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome uphill hike. The caves are the icing on the cake. the warer fall is the sprinkles. Beautiful up here. Will be bring friends next time and packing out to go even further.

Kathy Weller
7 months ago

16 Completed8 Reviews

Would have been a great hike....if there was water in the falls.

Eric Anderson
7 months ago

8 Completed5 Reviews

Great hike on a nice fall day. Even caught a horned frog with the kids.

Zhenya Novareign
8 months ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Anyone know the story about the grave looking rock pile?

Zhenya Novareign
8 months ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Perfect hike to take with my 3 year old. The waterfall at the end of the hike is delightfully sacred.

Zhenya Novareign
8 months ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Perfect hike to take with my 3 year old. The waterfall at the end of the hike is delightfully sacred.

Amanda Farrow
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Took and 5,7,9 year old on the hike they enjoyed the flowers and a huge butterfly that was drinking water from the falls. We spend a lot of time in Yellowstone each year and my kids were expecting a waterfall like that in Yellowstone. I told them we live in New Mexico.. its just amazing to see water coming out of the mountain ..the little grottos were cool too. We climbed up to the top of the falls and followed 130 a short while to see were the spring was. Nice easy hike got to point out some poison ivy too.

Richard Hickey
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

A nice easy hike in the mountains. The falls were almost non existent this time of year, but that's what I expected. A light dusting of snow during the trek. Got back to the car about an hour or so before a winter storm started in. Temps dropped from low 30's to low 20's. Wind kicked up something fierce.

Loida Howard
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful! A short perfect short hike with a two year old!

Jennifer Kelly
3 years ago

38 Completed18 Reviews

Took my 4 year old son shortly after moving to NM. Easy hike through the forest. Waterfall (about 15 feet high) was running a little lower than I expected but he loved it nonetheless. Make sure to climb to the top to check it out from a different perspective.