Ruidoso Hiking Trails

Are you looking to enjoy scenic views while being active? There are several great options for popular Ruidoso Hiking Trails. View these pdf maps or check out our listings below to plan out your next hiking adventure!
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Overview of Hiking Trails in the Area


Cedar Creek Recreation Area

The Cedar Creek Recreation Area is a seasonal option that is open from spring through the fall. This location has areas to accommodate both day-use picnic areas as well as three group camping areas. There are both hiking and fitness trails within this campground as well. For more information, click here. Directions The Cedar Creek […]

  • Cedar Creek Campground, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Fort Stanton Equestrian Trail Head

The 25,000 acre BLM-managed Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area is completely open to all visitor use. Precautionary fire restrictions are in effect for all BLM managed locations in New Mexico beginning June 15, 2012. The 93 miles of sustainable trails are for hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike riding. There are also 22 […]

  • Fort Stanton Equestrian Trail Head, Lincoln, NM, 88338, United States

Grindstone Lake Trails

Located within Ruidoso, NM at and around Grindstone Lake are approximately 14 miles of custom built mountain biking trails for which hiking and horseback riding are also permitted. This trail system is generally rated excellent by all users for scenery and interest. Forested in parts with lovely open meadows and views of Sierra Blanca abound […]

  • 575-257-5030
  • Grindstone Reservoir, Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Pinnacle Trail Systems

Mountain bike instruction and guiding services in Ruidoso. By appointment only.

  • 575-639-1415
  • , Ruidoso, NM, 88345

Smokey Bear Ranger District Trails

They offer trails ranging in use from hiking, pack/saddle, mountain biking, motorcycle riding and ATV riding (less than 50″ in width).  Most side-by-sides are greater than 50″ in width and exceed a weight limit, these can be enjoyed on their dirt roads. Most of the trails within this district reside within the White Mountain and […]

  • 901 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM, United States