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Address: Albuquerque, NM
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This mountain bike trail network starts at the water tank and traverses the...

This mountain bike trail network starts at the water tank and traverses the foothills north through Elena Gallegos to either Sandia Heights subdivision or the Tramway water tank.

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This is one of my favourite places to tp just walk leisurely or do a small hike if the weather permits. One would never imagine that a place like this exist in the heart of Abq... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vijaysinghdesimone
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Damascus, Pennsylvania

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Damascus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places to tp just walk leisurely or do a small hike if the weather permits. One would never imagine that a place like this exist in the heart of Abq. NM. So very happy to have this open space. There are also bike trails if that's your thing. Enjoy.

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Albuquerque
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the best things about living in Albuquerque are the parks and trails throughout the city. The foot hills are the "hills" that border the eastern side of the city and turn in the Sandia Mountains. They are both city and National Park areas and full of hiking and walking trails of varying difficulty. Few are paved and most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

When it comes down to hiking in the Sandia Foothills I think most of the attention is given to La Luz Trail and Elena Gallegos, and sometimes I hear about the Pino Trail and Domingo Baca Trail. But somehow I don't hear much about the Embudo Canyon Trailhead which I decided to visit this past Saturday 1/4, and does not... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Go hiking or biking, get outdoors, enjoy nature and witness amazing views and sunsets. Any season is just perfect.

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Thank MrBigWave
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a great place to get your walk on. Beautiful and fantastic for photo ops. I would recommend it on a day that's not too hot or wear a big hat!

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ColoradoUSA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

These trails provide a great view of Albuquerque below and a terrific veiw of the local vegatation. The trails are well marked but can be somewhat difficult. A hike to the "old waterfall" is very nice bu take care for loose rock which could present a slipping hazzard. Worth the effort just take care.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is Sandia Wilderness Trail 193 which starts at the parking spaces at the end of Indian School Road after it crosses Tramway Blvd. It is a nice trail with multiple side trails so your return route doesn't have to be the exact route you took going out. As with most trails in the Albuquerque area, use sunscreen and take... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

There is an extensive network of trails in the foothills, so you have your choice of destinations. The bicyclist do a good job of sharing the trail.

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new mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The preservation of the Albuquerque foothills was probably the best decision the city ever made. The views are beautiful in every direction and one can spend little or much time walking, hiking, running, biking, picnicking or just admiring the scenery. There are five main parking areas/access points leading to a variety of trails. Elena Gallegos is the most popular and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are many places to park near the foothills and walk the trails. Some of the trails stay down low, some head up to the top of the mountain, some continue over to the other side. In the spring you can find small streams on the ABQ city side on some of the higher elevation trails. All offer something different.

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