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Pine Tree Loop

A nice hike for both beginners and intermediate hikers, Pine Tree Loop starts in the high upper desert and takes you into the pine trees and junipers; it's surprising how many people from El Paso and Las Cruces don't know the pine trees are so close!

We'll try to hike as much of the trail as the group can do.

Please bring plenty of water, hat, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear.

DISTANCE is ~5 mi, roundtrip.

ELEVATION GAIN is ~1000 ft gained.

FEES: $5/vehicle, paid at the trailhead If you have a Federal Lands Pass, please bring them; they are accepted here.

DURATION: Finish by early to mid afternoon.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a proper leash), and if you'd like to unleash, ask others before you do so.

SKILL LEVEL is reasonably beginner friendly; if you're a beginner you can definitely do this and will be glad you did.

TERRAIN well-maintained trail.

WEATHER is TBA.

AFTERWARDS is TBA; we'll probably grab lunch in Las Cruces.

MEET for carpool at:

•  Las Cruces: 8:00 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. See map (OpenStreetMap or Google Maps).

• Pine Tree Loop trailhead: 8:30 am.

MORE information:

• GPS track for Pine Tree Loop

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  • Sheryl H.

    Beautiful hike. Sounds of streams running. Fresh cool water from above. Flowers in bloom. This is a ten year event as we do live in a desert. Thanks Steve for making this hike.

    September 29, 2013

  • Patti

    Any more details about the hike? Difficulty level? Approx time it takes? Please.

    September 25, 2013

    • Patti

      Thank you Samat! That helps a lot

      September 25, 2013

    • Samat

      Description updated w/ more information, GPS track, etc.

      September 26, 2013

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