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Piedra Lisa to the Top and Down the Other Side a Bit

Meet at the Piedra Lisa parking lot which is beyond the La Luz turn off, onto the dirt road and down about a quarter mile on the left.  We will hike to the top of Piedra Lisa and down toward Placitas a ways.  I have never gone further north than the top but have heard it can be slippery.  This hike should last between 3 and 4 hours.  On the way back, we will stop at the top for a snack/lunch.  


The trail is steadily steep but very well marked.  There are no bathrooms at the trailhead.  You need to pay a parking fee at the entrance to FR 333; right after you turn off Tramway and pass the cattle guard, there is a little parking lot to the right with a pay station.

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  • Dennis

    Dramatic views, especially along the Rincon Spur.

    November 14, 2013

  • cynthia b

    I loved doing the Rincon Spur instead of going down the other side. A great group who was willing to push themselves and be flexible! We'll have to go further next summer. Here are the stats: 4:07, 5.15 miles, 1900', 1.2 avg speed.

    November 14, 2013

  • Terry M.

    Very enjoyable hike. Fascinating add-on up to the4 shield.

    November 13, 2013

  • Natasha K.

    great balance of familiar and challenging and, as always, a fearless but considerate leader and great bunch of fellow trekkers.

    November 13, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Thank you Cynthia & Willow! Great hike! I like the idea of continuing up, rather than up & down!! Great group!

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike Cynthia. I look forward to more Wednesday hikes with the grouop.

    November 13, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Love exploring new trails and am very pleased to have found the Rincon Spur Trail!

    November 13, 2013

  • MaryAnn G.

    Thanks for great hike Cynthia! Great bunch of people to hike with - I enjoyed it immensely

    November 13, 2013

  • Robin T.

    Sorry, dealing with a family crisis so I will not hike with the group this Wednesday.

    November 11, 2013

  • Vidya

    I might be a little late and since there is a waiting list, I am giving up my spot.

    November 11, 2013

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