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Overlook Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

Pleasant trail option about 20-30 miles south of Albuquerque just off of 25.


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

88%

Runnable

5,929' 1,807 m

High

5,177' 1,578 m

Low

725' 221 m

Up

812' 247 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

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If you are able to stay on the loop, this is a pretty splendid run. However, doing so can be a challenge and getting on a side trail can lead to a lot of sand, unmaintained trails, and a generally unhappy experience.

The start, if going ccw, is fairly well marked, flat, and easy to follow. About 1-2 miles in, once the climbing starts, it becomes harder to stay on the right trail. Just keep climbing towards the summit/ridge. It is after dropping off the ridge that things really become a challenge. Track your movement through this app and you'll (likely) be fine. Stay in the rock and you'll stay on the trail and avoid the sand pits and the numerous shoe dumps that come with them.

Follow the "Bowl Trail" to reconnect to the beginning and make a loop out of this.

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Jason Doedderlein

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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The trail is smooth-treaded near the overlook on the Overlook Trail.
Jan 2, 2017 near Los Lunas, NM
Heading north on Overlook Trail.
Feb 20, 2019 near Los Lunas, NM
We're almost to the top!
Feb 15, 2017 near Los Lunas, NM

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Feb 5, 2019
Jason Doedderlein
I got off trail on the backside and it got a littel painful with all of the sand. A worthwhile run just south of Albuquerque. Strip mine n of Alb betr