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Right outside the city

Once you figure out the numbering system....great place for a hike. The trails intersect all over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ed J
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Phoenix, Arizona
Easy

Easy hike if you don’t have much time to hike. It’s close to town and can just park and start... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Once you figure out the numbering system....great place for a hike. The trails intersect all over the place....letting you customize the length of your journey. Trails well maintained, and clearly marked

Thank Ed J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike if you don’t have much time to hike. It’s close to town and can just park and start walking. It’s about a 3 mile loop. No great views but nice to be out in nature.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a large trail system comprised of a number of intersecting and concatenating trails. They have varying degrees of steepness and go through different kind of terrain. There is something here for every kind of hiker.

1  Thank Frank W
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

There should be a separate trail for the out-of-control mountain bikers here before someone gets hurt badly! People walking their dogs also need to pick up after them.

Thank hankmail505
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Easy to find, well marked and good parking. Multi use and lots of options! Beautiful views and photo opportunities.

1  Thank Z6678SWangelab
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

One of our 'go to' hiking trails near the heart of the city. You can select hiking/biking paths in the shade for the hot days or in the sun on cooler ones, protected from the winds, of varying lengths, with beautiful vistas of the city...More

2  Thank BostonBakedBean2015
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I last hiked the trails in December and it was a great experience. Well marked and lots of fun. Please go.

Thank wfilley
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Our family loves outdoor activities which is one reason why we visited Santa Fe. We sought out trails near and far from the city. Dale Ball was close to town but we felt very close to nature. Interesting plants and scenery - not a lot...More

Thank smack5
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Hard to beat this close to town trail system. We walked up to the trails from near downtown Santa Fe. Most trails have great views. Also if you want more the trails now link up to the Windsor trail all the way to Santa Fe...More

1  Thank Jerry K
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Love the Dale Ball trails for a great close-in hiking option when I’m in Santa Fe. Well maintained, beautiful scenery.

Thank Rebecca F
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jerry m
22 April 2017|
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Response from Unpossible | Reviewed this property |
At the parking lot on the way to the ski area Santa Cruz did a demo day and had a couple big pick-ups and trailers in there. If it's empty I think probably. If there are a bunch of cars, it might be tight. You could try... More
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30 September 2016|
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The Cerro Gordo Trailhead is all the way out Upper Canyon Road and neither the public bus or the Santa Fe Pick Up Shuttle go anywhere near the Cerro Gordo Trailhead. The St John's Trailhead and the Sierra del Norte... More
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Response from jerry w | Reviewed this property |
I'm 69 and had no trouble hiking the Dale Ball trails, in fact, it was a highlight of the trip. Just watch out for dog poop left over from unthinking dog owners. The usual precautions of sun screen, hats, water etc. Go for... More
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