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Best Trails

La Luz Trail

Sandia Park, NM

8.8 mile 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.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Domingo Baca Trail #230/TWA Canyon
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Attempted this trail hike to see the TWA crash site, but we never got to see the site (we got LOST!). We hiked for 9 miles total and what we saw was very beautiful; a 2nd attempt to do this hike is being planned.

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Pino Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Upper parts are snow/ice packed right now, I manged fine with my running shoes but yak tracks would have been nice! Lots of dead and fallen trees so keep your eyes open. Snow in upper parts (for now) for dog hydration, streams are not running. Pretty chilly winds still so bring warm clothes to put on. Crowded at the bottom and some unfriendly unleashed dogs (annoying) but once the going gets a little tough people thin out. No place for cover in event of lightening storm except High Finance so leave early during the monsoons. I can't wait for the Spring when the flowers and butterflies come out, that is the Pino's finest time!

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Embudo Trail #193
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63 Completed 58 Reviews

nut a favorites but a place to exercise.

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Boca Negra Canyon trails
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63 Completed 58 Reviews

Fun and easy hike on a cooler day. lots of petroglyphs to see too

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Embudito Trail #192
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63 Completed 58 Reviews

Apart from the Piedra Lisa trail, this is my most favorite trail on the westside of the Sandias. mainly because of the scenery and lack of 15,000 hikers like La Luz and other westside trails like embudo that is nearby.

it is a rugged trail that requires scrambling in places.

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Hawkwatch Trail
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0 Completed 1 Reviews

Totally incorrect The "trailhead" shown is miles from the trail!

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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
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30 Completed 7 Reviews

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Boca Negra Canyon trails
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16 Completed 12 Reviews

The glyphs are interesting, even though there is also modern graffiti everywhere. Worth it if you don't have time to go on a longer hike elsewhere in the park. $2 admission fee.

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Embudito Trail #192
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail is worn down nicely but it's definitely a difficult hike. I'm reasonably in shape but the trail is very steep. After you get off the main trail and into the mountains, you end up having to climb over boulders a lot. We didn't go all the way, we turned around and it ended up being 2 hours round trip.

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Albuquerque Bosque Bike Path
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491 Completed 222 Reviews

Nice flat trail for running or biking in Albuquerque.

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