Cedro Peak - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Popular Site for Hiking and Biking

At a height of 7,765 feet and located near the quaint town of Tijeras east of Albuquerque, Cedro Peak has become one of the area's top destinations for mountain biking, hiking, at off-road vehicles. There are miles and miles of trails here, ranging from a popular single-track loop used by both bicyclists and motorbike riders, to designated dirt roads for ATVs and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Those traveling on foot will appreciate the easy grade of the main Cedro Peak Trail. Hikers young and old can walk its 1.4-mile length, which starts at 7,349 feet above sea level and rises in elevation by only 416 feet to its highest point. The roundtrip to the top through limestone rocks and up and down natural staircases takes no more than a couple of hours.

Numerous side trails provide some diversity of terrain. The landscape includes juniper and pinon trees, but the area is not heavily wooded and visibility is so good that it is virtually impossible to get truly lost here.

Hiking and biking is allowed all year round at Cedro Peak, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Sandia Ranger District of Cibola National Forest. There are no trailhead facilities, although water, a toilet, and trash cans are available at a group campground not far away. There is no charge for parking or entry.

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