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La Maria Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

6.0 mile 9.7 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 447' 136 m
Descent: -450' -137 m
High: 4,995' 1,523 m
Low: 4,651' 1,418 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by MTB Project Staff

Fast and flowy trail southwest of the Sierra Vista Trail: Dripping Springs Rd. to Soledad Canyon Rd

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Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This is a fun loop below the Sierra Vista Trail: Dripping Springs Rd. to Soledad Canyon Rd trail. You can get to it from either the Dripping Springs Rd or Soledad Canyon Rd Trailheads to the Sierra Vista Trail. There is also a short access trail off of Dripping Springs Rd about 1/3 mile after you pass the cattleguard that will pop you out onto the lower portion of the loop (NW corner on the map here - where the start/stop icons are).

The trail itself is well built and pretty smooth and fast. The cutoff in the middle gives a nice opportunity for a figure-8. This is a great trail for introducing new riders to mountain biking, and I've ridden it with kids as young as 8 who had a great time.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Aug 19, 2019
Dirk Barton
May 26, 2019
Ale Gonzalez
Apr 28, 2019
Meghan G
5mi — 1h 00m
Apr 20, 2019
mi ke
Fast and flat, only challenges are the loose gravel and climbs out of the arroyos. 8.9mi — 1h 40m
Apr 6, 2019
Josh Randall
1st ride
Apr 28, 2018
Jeff Curry
beautiful evening
Apr 1, 2018
Nora Harris
Nice trail! I’m a beginner, and it is just enough of a challenge. Came at the beginning of April... pretty hot out, bring lots of water 3mi
Jan 8, 2018
Matt Hage
Soft corners 6mi

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 18 votes

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  4.1 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#79

in New Mexico

#3,923

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1,905 Since Jun 5, 2015
Easy/Intermediate

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Photos

Quick break to enjoy the beautiful view.
Apr 28, 2019 near Univers…, NM
Parking area getting ready for the ride!
Apr 28, 2019 near Univers…, NM
Almost back.
Jun 27, 2019 near Las Cruces, NM
La Maria to Chippewa Trail Rd. Gate
Mar 20, 2017 near Las Cruces, NM
La Maria Trail offers buff singletrack through gently graded terrain.
Mar 19, 2017 near Univers…, NM

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