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Pine Tree Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.2 mile 6.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,037' 316 m
Descent: -933' -285 m
High: 6,704' 2,043 m
Low: 5,687' 1,733 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Alison Swing

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

Alison Swing

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.

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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
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
Pistola Straate
with Dani. Spectacular Alligator Junipers
Oct 29, 2018
Dan Anthony
4.2mi
Feb 24, 2018
Brian Philip
Jan 28, 2018
Justin Weissert
4.2mi
Nov 10, 2017
Richard White
4.5mi — 2h 30m

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  4.6 from 20 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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