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86 mi 138 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 15 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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Trails in Sandia Mountains Wilderness Area - 19

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4.6 mi 7.5 km
#1 Pino Trail
Sandia Heights, NM
4.6 mi 7.5 km Sandia Heights, NM
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Icy
21 days ago
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7.7 mi 12.3 km
#2 La Luz Trail
Sandia Heights, NM
7.7 mi 12.3 km Sandia Heights, NM
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Sandia Heights, NM
5.3 mi 8.6 km Sandia Heights, NM
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3.9 mi 6.2 km
#4 Whitewash Trail
Carnuel, NM
3.9 mi 6.2 km Carnuel, NM
Bad / Closed
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Snowy - after reaching 3rd peak the snow became to deep to continue
51 days ago
Carnuel, NM
16.1 mi 25.9 km Carnuel, NM
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1.7 mi 2.8 km
#6 Embudo Horse Trail
Carnuel, NM
1.7 mi 2.8 km Carnuel, NM
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3.1 mi 5.0 km
#7 Embudo Trail
Carnuel, NM
3.1 mi 5.0 km Carnuel, NM
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Snowy - Some snow
2 days ago
Carnuel, NM
4.1 mi 6.6 km Carnuel, NM
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Snowy - Some snow
2 days ago
Sandia Heights, NM
10.6 mi 17.1 km Sandia Heights, NM
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2.9 mi 4.6 km
#10 Domingo Baca
Sandia Heights, NM
2.9 mi 4.6 km Sandia Heights, NM
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3.2 mi 5.1 km
#11 Ellis Trail #202
Placitas, NM
3.2 mi 5.1 km Placitas, NM
Unknown
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Sandia Heights, NM
1.6 mi 2.6 km Sandia Heights, NM
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Placitas, NM
4.6 mi 7.3 km Placitas, NM
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Muddy, Snowy - Roughly 2 miles in the snow is too deep to run, much of the exposed ground is very soft making for a hard uphill slog.
20 days ago
Carnuel, NM
1.3 mi 2.1 km Carnuel, NM
Unknown
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Placitas, NM
2.6 mi 4.2 km Placitas, NM
Unknown
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Placitas, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km Placitas, NM
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#17 Sidewinder #61
Placitas, NM
1.1 mi 1.7 km Placitas, NM
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8.6 mi 13.9 km
#18 South Faulty Trail
Sandia Knolls, NM
8.6 mi 13.9 km Sandia Knolls, NM
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Carnuel, NM
0.9 mi 1.4 km Carnuel, NM
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