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Pine Tree Loop at Aguirre Springs

  • Oct 17, 2015 · 7:30 AM
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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.


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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  • Valentina

    So sorry I missed this hike and chance to see Petra, she looks just beautiful! The photos are incredible, as always, Joe :)

    1 · October 27, 2015

  • steven

    best photo of kookie ever taken, thanks joe

    3 · October 17, 2015

  • Joseph Y.

    I was wrong about the Thai restaurant. Thai Delight (formerly in Organ, NM) did move to Mesilla. It was one of their chefs, Renoo, who opened the Renoo's Thai Restaurant on Picacho.

    October 17, 2015

  • Lu H.


    October 17, 2015

  • Juli I.

    Too windy ... Sorry I was a no show!

    October 17, 2015

    • steven

      wasn't windy at all on the hike

      October 17, 2015

  • Patti

    I will meet at the trailhead

    October 17, 2015

  • Sarah S.

    I am so sorry! I am not going to be able to make it, but hope to meet everyone at the next hike!

    October 16, 2015

  • Sarah S.

    Will be meeting you all at Kmart in my blue ford 😀 thanks so much!!

    October 15, 2015

  • David

    Had to cancel. An opportunity came up for an EMT refresher course which will simplify a lot of logistics!

    October 15, 2015

  • Lorenzo C.

    Is this an easy to moderate hike?

    September 27, 2015

  • Juli I.

    Will meet the group at the trailhead 8 am.

    August 31, 2015

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