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Pine Tree Loop at Aguirre Springs

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!



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: 7:30 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: 8:00 am.

MORE information:

GPS track for Pine Tree Loop



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  • allen d.

    Chris, thanks for all the pics. One of these days I will figure out how to upload my own photos. Steve, thanks for another hike to parts unknown, to me

    July 12, 2014

  • Chris

    Beautiful views - great hike. Thanks Renee and Steve for you guidance and patience!!

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can Dave and I get a ride with someone? Thanks

    July 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll have room for lots in my Durango. Can you meet at kmart or do you need to be picked up from somewhere?

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be up for Pine tree loop tonight (Thurs) if anyone wants to go.

    July 10, 2014

  • Chris

    Will meet aeveryone at the trail head. Thanks.

    July 10, 2014

  • Patti

    Is there any way you could do this Thursday evening instead of Saturday morning?

    July 9, 2014

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