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Good Hiking Option

My family was looking for a nice moderate hike to do with our 8 year old. This set of trails was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy C
Endless options for ALL levels

Whether you are walking, hiking, running, or cycling, there are many trails to choose from with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary Beth J
Highland, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family was looking for a nice moderate hike to do with our 8 year old. This set of trails was a great find. The map is easy to follow and had many options. The trails are well marked and don't seem to be too...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are walking, hiking, running, or cycling, there are many trails to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. An amazing trail system - one of the many great things about Santa Fe.

Thank Mary Beth J
Reviewed 8 July 2018

These are well-maintained trails with something for every ability and many trainl heads from the parking area at St. John's College. Unfortunately the extremely dry conditions forced the closing of many trails during out last visit. Still, completely worth going for the adventure and great...More

1  Thank Noni314
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a close-in hike as we had a limited block of time. The Dale Ball Trails suited our needs. We only did the Dorothy Stewart lollipop, and certainly wish we had more time. There are nice vistas, a couple of places to...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We tried Mt. Atalaya, but it was closed due to fire danger. So, from the St John’s College trailhead, we did the Dorothy Stewart trail. It was okay. Next, we moved to the Cerro Gordo trailhead and walked the 1.5 mile nature preserve loop. Beautiful...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The scenery was unique and we were within feet of a mule deer. We saw some birds, but not a lot. We enjoyed a 45 minute hike.

Thank XAA
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I was told about these trails when I was asking if any of the forest was open, it is not. So my wife and I took a nice hike on one the trails (started at end of Canyon Rd). It was a very nice and...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We stumbled across this trail/nature preserve when we left Canyon Road arts. Two trails. One sorta flat and in a meadow with a lake, another up a rocky creek bed thru the shad of the trees with a pretty steep incline. Loved both.

Thank Bestomaever
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

There is enough variety in the trail system to meet the needs of any kind of hiker. All the trails are easy to follow because the signs and maps make it so. They are clean and well-kept.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Lots of choices. We went five days in a row and never hiked the same trail. Beautiful vistas of Santa Fe. Not overly strenuous but remember the altitude and bring water for hydration. Lots of other hikers and bikers but not crowded. Convenient parking.

1  Thank Shannydog
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jerry m
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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
30 September 2016|
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Response from SantaFeRetiree | Reviewed this property |
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
10 July 2016|
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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