Faywood, New Mexico

Hike the Hydra Trail in City of Rocks State Park

3.2 Miles Total - 162 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Flat, wide, and well maintained trail with very good views of the rock formations in the State Park. Possibility to add more mileage by connecting to other trails.

Start the hike from the visitor center. Hike toward the botanical garden and continue on the trail around the rock formations. You can wind your way through the taller rocks and enjoy the view! Connect to the other trails in the park for some additional hiking. There is little shade so bring plenty of water. Be sure to pick up a map at the visitor center or download it here

Read More

Tags

Rock Climbing
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Silver City, New Mexico

Silver City KOA

Lordsburg, New Mexico

Lordsburg KOA

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces KOA

Nearby Adventures

  • Photograph La Capilla at Sunrise

    In the last 1800's when Silver City was a booming mining town the quickly growing hispanic population of the Chihuahua Hill neighborhood built a small chapel aka "La Capilla" as a center of community activities including pilgrimages and the Festiv...

    0.25 miles 100 ft gain

  • Drive the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway

    Drive the 93-mile Scenic Trail from Silver City to Pinos Altos on Hwy 15  where you can stop to visit the Buckhorn Saloon and old Opera house. From there, drive Hwy 15 through the Gila National forest to the Gila cliff dwellings where you can stop...

    93 miles

  • Hike the Boston Hill Loop

    The Boston Hill Open Space is a collection of trails on what is actually three hills overlooking the town of Silver City. There are numerous vista and also several now-abandoned mines at various elevation cutting deep gorges and ravines into the h...

    1.5 miles 250 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Picnic Loop

    Called the "Berg Trail" by Silver City locals in honor of Gary Berg who pioneered the extensive trail system around Gomez Peak, the Picnic Loop beginning at the Little Walnut Creek picnic area is a great way to be introduced to the incredible moun...

    2 miles 350 ft gain