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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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  • Darlene

    Thanks everybody...I had a wonderful time.

    October 11, 2014

  • Joseph Y.

    I've uploaded 10 photos to the album. The full set of 92 will appear on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jyaroch/sets/72157603446811907. The first 25 photos in that set are from a prior trip. Scroll down to see the ones from this hike.

    October 11, 2014

    • Joseph Y.

      I should add, it may take an hour or so for all the photos to show up.

      October 11, 2014

    • Darlene

      Thanks for sharing. :)

      October 11, 2014

  • Yvonne D.

    Great hike, great people, great weather, great day!!!!!! I've posted a few photos along with some posted by others.

    1 · October 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to try to make it, if you don't see me don't let that hold you all up. Go ahead and hike.
    I agree with Will, great time.

    October 10, 2014

  • Chris

    Will meet everyone at the trail head. Thanks!!

    October 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies to everyone for having to back out!

    October 5, 2014

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