The Best Hiking in Ruidoso

Looking for the best hiking in Ruidoso? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ruidoso. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Ruidoso

  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Grindstone Mesa Loop

    7.43 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Grindstone Mesa Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Grindstone Lake Loop

    6.76 mi / 1178 ft gain
    Grindstone Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Grindstone Lake to Winchester Road

    1.92 mi / 341 ft gain
    Grindstone Lake to Winchester Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Trail 121 B and Fuel Wood Road Loop

    6.82 mi / 1053 ft gain
    Trail 121 B and Fuel Wood Road Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico.
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Perk Ridge Trail

    5.42 mi / 1089 ft gain
    Perk Ridge Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    Hike Perk Canyon

    4.7 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Starting out at 7,200 feet you walk through 2 miles of relatively flat, beautiful forests and streams - at mile 2 you begin the ascent to the trail ridge with about an 800 foot elevation climb. Once you reach the top of the trail, you are surrounded by gorgeous panoramic views of both Sierra Blan...
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  • Mescalero, New Mexico

    Carrizo Trail

    5.76 mi / 522 ft gain
    Carrizo Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Mescalero, New Mexico.
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  • Alto, New Mexico

    Eagle Creek Trail and Alto Reservoir Loop

    2.23 mi / 151 ft gain
    Eagle Creek Trail and Alto Reservoir Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Ruidoso, New Mexico

    North Cedar Creek Trail

    3.52 mi / 886 ft gain
    North Cedar Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Alto, New Mexico

    Crest Trail to Ski Apache

    9.46 mi / 2165 ft gain
    Crest Trail to Ski Apache is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Alto, New Mexico

    Lookout Mountain via Sierra Blanca Trail

    6.06 mi / 1762 ft gain
    Lookout Mountain via Sierra Blanca Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Alto, New Mexico

    Monjeau Lookout via Crest Trail

    12.57 mi / 2848 ft gain
    Monjeau Lookout via Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Nogal Peak Loop via Skull Springs Trail #41

    10.06 mi / 2844 ft gain
    Nogal Peak Loop via Skull Springs Trail #41 is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Alto, New Mexico.
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  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Turkey Canyon to Argentina Canyon Loop

    7.21 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Turkey Canyon to Argentina Canyon Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Nogal, New Mexico.
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  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Turkey Canyon, Crest 25, Aspen 35, and Big Bonito 36 Loop

    14.83 mi / 2933 ft gain
    Turkey Canyon, Crest 25, Aspen 35, and Big Bonito 36 Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Alto, New Mexico.
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  • Nogal, New Mexico

    Crest Trail to Turkey Canyon Trail Loop

    11.7 mi / 2953 ft gain
    Crest Trail to Turkey Canyon Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Alto, New Mexico.
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