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Multi-use, doubletrack 0.2-mile rock trail in Lincoln National Forest, Benson Ridge Area.


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0.2

Miles

0.3

KM

Point to Point

9,251' 2,820 m

High

9,209' 2,807 m

Low

41' 13 m

Up

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Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Flat with no large drop-offs, but probably too difficult for kids under 5-6 years old due to large rocks.

Need to Know

No parking areas available; trail is generally done as part of a loop.

Description

The trail runs from the midpoint of Schofield Canyon #5007A to the midpoint of Schofield/Benson Canyon #5007C and endpoint of Shortcut #5007B. It is used by hikers as well as ATVs and trail motorcycles, but both hiking and OHV traffic is light.

The trail surface is mostly made up of large rocks which can make the hike somewhat difficult, especially for smaller children. Trail is relatively flat. The trail can be combined with Schofield Canyon #5007A, Schofield/Benson Canyon #5007C, Shortcut #5007B, FSR 5007, and Benson Ridge/Bluff Springs #5006 to create loops of varying length.

Flora & Fauna

Evergreen trees, Aspen trees, wildflowers, deer, squirrels, birds, butterflies, and usually at least one small herd of cows.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brent Smith

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#4,203

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Intersection of #5007A and #5007D
Jul 22, 2021 near Alamogordo, NM
Schofield/Taylor Canyon Trail T5007D.
Jul 28, 2019 near Boles A…, NM

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