Sierra Vista Trail is a 32-mile from north end at Dripping Springs Road to the south end in Tom Mays Park. It is on the west mesa of Organ-Franklin mountain range. It is largely flat, with slight ups and downs in and out of arroyos. It is well maintained and marked. It is a perfect trail for beginner hikers and beginner mountain bikers.
This Sunday, we will hike portion of the trail. We will start at the parking lot at Soledad Canyon Road and head north, to Dripping Springs Rd. then hike back to the cars on Soledad Canyon Rd.
It is definitely a far cry from walking on pavement, but still, it's obviously an easy hike.
Meet us at Milagros Café at 9:00am or 9:30am at Sierra Vista Trail trailhead by Soledad Canyon Road.
DISTANCE 5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN ~100'
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please consider compensating your driver for gas!
DURATION: Finish by late morning/early afternoon.
PET FRIENDLY? yes
SKILL LEVEL beginner friendly.
TERRAIN - a little rocky so hiking boots are preferred.
WEATHER is sunny with high in the lower 60s.
AFTERWARDS up for a vote
MEET for carpool 9:00am at:
Milagro Coffee (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1733%20East%20University%20Avenue%2C%20Las%20Cruces%2C%20NM)
1733 East University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM