Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Tree Spring - Crest - Cienega Hike
In Sandia Mountain East Region

Hike Id H10212
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:51.0
Hike Class C
Hike Miles 6.0
Minimum Elevation 7477
Elevation Gain 2023
Total Uphill 1228
Total Downhill 2225
Avg Grade 12 %
Route Type Oneway
Drive Miles Round Trip 50
Drive Time Oneway 0:45
Hiking Seasons Smmr
Hike Rating (Hike not rated)
New Mexico Game Unit 8
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes
Hiker Limit 10

Highlights Lush forest and wildflowers.

Trailhead Directions I-40 East to Tijeras Exit 175. North on NM 14, west on Crest Highway 536 to the Tree Spring trailhead, and PARK (0.0 mi). It is the second double-back to the right after Doc Long Picnic Area. Shuttle vehicle(s) back down to Cienega Picnic Area at PARK2 (6.0 mi).

Actual Hike Hike west up to the OVERLOOK (2.0 mi), then go back down to the intersection with the CREST (1.9 mi) Tr., and then south on the Crest Tr. to the CIENEGA (3.9 mi) Tr., then downhill and east on Cienega to the Cienega Picnic Area to meet up with the shuttled vehicle.

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PARK: N 35 11.628, W 106 24.274
CREST: N 35 11.227, W 106 25.246
OVERLOOK: N 35 11.162, W 106 25.321
CIENEGA: N 35 10.124, W 106 24.884
PARK2: N 35 10.172, W 106 23.033

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GPX:WayTrack, 25Sep10, Garmin, John Boyd

Text Author Roger Holloway
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author John Boyd
Track Author John Boyd
Maintainer Dennis Kramer