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Pine Tree Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (22)

A loop trail climbing to the base of the Organ Mountains through Ponderosa pine habitat.


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4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

Point to Point

6,704' 2,043 m

High

5,687' 1,733 m

Low

1,037' 316 m

Up

933' 285 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will love the views, especially the opportunities to see wildlife.

Need to Know

There is very little shade during the summer and temperatures in the area can easily exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Carry water.

$5 day use fee for Aguirre Campground.

Description

The Pine Tree Trail is a four-mile loop providing spectacular views of the Organ Mountains and the Tularosa Basin.

From the Aguirre Springs Campground, park at the trailhead east of the campground loop. The trail sign is large. Hike up from the road and the trail will soon bisect at .25mile. Turn left. Just short of a mile turn right to continue on the Pine Tree trail.and climb to the base of the Organ Needles before continuing the loop back to the intersection .25 away from the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Cholla cacti and prickly pear. Rabbits, lizards, rattlesnakes are all in the area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alison Swing

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  4.6 from 22 votes

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Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM

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Jul 18, 2020
Olivia Bellomo
4.2mi — 3h 30m
Jan 4, 2020
Emily Tschaepe
Sep 28, 2019
Danny Gonzalez
Aug 3, 2019
Rocio Gamboa
Aug 3, 2019
Victor Rdz
3 hours and 20 minutes; went with Jesus, Pablo and Rocio; $5 4.2mi — 3h 20m
May 31, 2019
Laura O!
Apr 17, 2019
Al Frias
well maintained, couple of felled trees to go around, couple of small brooks to cross. awesome view of valleys below. lightly pelted by pea size… 4.1mi — 3h 00m
Mar 9, 2019
Ol' Elk Dickens
with Dani. Spectacular Alligator Junipers