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Lower Foothills Trail 365

Intermediate

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 744' 227 m
Descent: -998' -304 m
High: 6,405' 1,952 m
Low: 5,721' 1,744 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Jason Fincher

A hilly course that weaves through the Sandia Foothills.

Jason Fincher

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Southern trailhead: Exit the I40 at Tramway and head North for 3.7 miles. Turn right onto Comanche Rd NE and follow until it dead ends at the trailhead, about 0.5 miles.

Northern trailhead: Exit the I40 at Tramway and head North for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Encantado Rd NE for 0.5 miles, then take a slight right onto Oakwood Pl NE for 0.2 miles until it splits. Stay left at the Y until you hit Camion De La Sierra NE. Turn right and follow until you reach a cul-de-sac at about 0.5 miles. Parking is limited.

Trail 365 is the best trail to tour the Sandia foothills. It runs parallel to the ridgeline at the base of the mountains. This lower portion of the trail weaves up and down the slope. This trail is deceptively hilly.

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Jun 14, 2019
Johanne Loughran
Jun 14, 2019
Daniel Grotte
6.2mi
Mar 12, 2019
Molly Sternat
Oct 28, 2018
Cathy Harris
Jun 28, 2018
Rick Turnbill
Jan 10, 2018
Michael Traylor
Col Shaffer and SSgt Lott
Oct 23, 2016
Carlos Felipe Antonorsi
4.5mi
Aug 15, 2016
Luis Carrillo

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A first look at the beginning of the Embudo Canyon trail!
May 9, 2019 near Carnuel, NM
This narrow section of the Lower Foothills Trail 365 wraps around the hillside overlooking the city.
Jun 7, 2017 near Carnuel, NM
A wooden bridge over an arroyo on the Lower Foothills Trail 365.
Jun 7, 2017 near Carnuel, NM

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