“A loop trail climbing to the base of the Organ Mountains through Ponderosa pine habitat.”
— Alison Swing
Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
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.
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.