Lower Pine is the main access route to the easternmost reaches of the Cedro area. It can be ridden up to access Gear Grinder
, and ultimately Bear Scat
Trail which is the main route south.
To reach the trailhead, turn off of Old Rt 66 east of Tijeras and onto Bartolo Baca Rd. After a short distance, bear right onto Kennedy Lane aka Liebre Lane. This connects to FR 462 and the trailhead.
The first hill has a series of bedrock steps that are the most technical part of the whole trail - definitely fun on the way back down! Sections of the trail run through an arroyo, which provides new obstacles after each heavy rain.
The trail continues past Gear Grinder
to a second trailhead on a dirt road to the east.