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The Hydra Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 169' 51 m
Descent: -156' -48 m
High: 5,330' 1,625 m
Low: 5,198' 1,584 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Christopher Bare

A rocky doubletrack trail around City of Rocks State Park.

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Features -none-

State park hours: 7am-9pm. There is a daily fee or year pass requirement

Description

Turn off of highway 180 toward Faywood on NM 61. Just past Faywood Hot Springs, turn off onto City of Rocks Road and follow the road down into the state park. Park near the rear of the visitors centre and begin the ride at the Hydra trailhead. The trail is very well marked and several sun shelters are present along the trail. Watch for hikers as this is a popular hiking trail.

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Ride between the huge boulders of volcanic tuff on the Hydra Trail near the campground before you climb to the top of Table Mountain.
Feb 14, 2017 near Faywood, NM
The height of these pinnacles is no joke!
Feb 16, 2017 near Faywood, NM
On the Hydra Trail looking toward Tabletop Mountain.
Jun 6, 2015 near Faywood, NM

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