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A steady climb from Battleship Rock through meadows and woods to the popular Las Conchas Trailhead.


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9.4

Miles

15.1

KM

Point to Point

8,559' 2,609 m

High

6,786' 2,068 m

Low

2,062' 629 m

Up

455' 139 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Hot Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The East Fork Trail #137 is a point-to-point trail that begins, or ends, at Battleship Rock Trailhead and terminates at the Las Conchas Trailhead. Both trailheads are conveniently located on NM State Highway 4. Midway along the trail are two additional trailheads (Jemez Falls and East Fork) with additional access to the trail.

The trail starts with a moderately challenging hike from Battleship Rock up to the Jemez Falls TH. Midway along the climb, hikers can take a short break at McCauley's Warm Spring, a beautiful stop for a picnic or to soak your feet. From Jemez Falls, you'll continue along another mile to the East Fork Trailhead.

From here on, the hiking becomes easier with more rolling hills. The last two miles of the trail follows the East Fork River through meadows of wildflowers in season.

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Kristen Arendt

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#169

in New Mexico

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Near Battleship Rock.
Nov 23, 2016 near Jemez P…, NM
Heading through the woods.
Nov 23, 2016 near Jemez P…, NM
The first of the hot, or "warm" springs in our case, stunning.
Mar 12, 2018 near Jemez P…, NM
Jamez East River.
Sep 20, 2023 near Los Alamos, NM
Jamez East River
Sep 20, 2023 near Los Alamos, NM
Falls full from the spring melt, what a beautiful and refreshing noise!
Mar 12, 2018 near Jemez P…, NM

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Sep 20, 2023
Stewart Carnes
Jamez East River Slot Canyon portion
Sep 15, 2022
Cheyenne Dolin
Trail from Jemez falls to battleship rock closed due to potential flood risks
May 10, 2020
Ally Heredia
With ty 4mi — 2h 00m
Oct 2, 2019
Victor Rdz
Hike to the hot springs with Rachel 4.5mi
Jul 22, 2019
Victor Rdz
7.4mi — 4h 00m
Jun 19, 2019
Scooter T
McCauley springs was a great resting point, watch for snakes joining you in the spring. not a trail for beginners. not sure the distance markers ar… 4mi — 16h 30m
Aug 20, 2018
Jen Jones
May 29, 2018
Bryan Hughes
4mi
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