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La Llorona trail stroll along the Rio Grande


The La Llorona trail is a flat, gravel-bed trail along the Rio Grande. The portion we'll be hiking starts at La Llorona Park, and goes south to/past the I-10 overpass. The plan is to walk the trail for an hour and then turn around and head back to the cars. We should get 5-6 miles in.

This trail is completely flat (i.e. easy). Consider bringing weights, etc to make sure you have a workout, and please bring a flashlight (I don't plan on using them but it can't hurt to be prepared).

DISTANCE: ~5-6 mi, out and back.


FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: 2 hours. Should finish by 8:00pm.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. have a way to restrain your dog. (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: beginner friendly. Please find a way to make it more difficult (weights, etc), if necessary.

TERRAIN: paved asphalt trail as well as a sections of gravel-bed trail.

WEATHER: TBD. See the NWS report for the trailhead. (

OPTIONAL AFTERWARDS: Decide during hike

***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***
La Llorona Park
3462 W. Picacho Ave. · Las Cruces, NM
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In the parking lot on the south side of the street (on the east side of the river)

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