Albuquerque Senior Centers' Hiking Groups (ASCHG)

Bill Spring - Faulty - Oso Corredor Hike
In Sandia Mountain East Region

Hike Id H10347
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:02:50.0
Hike Class C
Hike Miles 7.3
Minimum Elevation 7400
Elevation Gain 1200
Total Uphill 1271
Total Downhill 1271
Avg Grade 8 %
Route Type InOut
Drive Miles Round Trip 50
Drive Time Oneway 0:45
Hiking Seasons Sprg, Smmr, Fall
Hike Rating (3.0 by 1 hikers)
New Mexico Game Unit 8
All On Trail Yes
All Paved/Gravel Roads Yes

Highlights A walk in the woods with a chance to see Abert squirrels.

Trailhead Directions I-25 east to Tijeras exit, north on NM 14, west on Crest Road to PARK (0.0 mi) at west end of Doc Long Picnic Grounds. Put Golden Age Passport on dashboard.

Actual Hike In the Picnic Area, take the leftmost road that becomes Bill Springs Trail. Then in a short distance, it ends at a long raised log (great for sitting for photos and a break). Hike up Bill Spring Trail 196 past a TANK (0.1 mi) and the SPRING (0.4 mi) itself until it ends at FAULTY (0.7 mi) Trail 195. You will come upon a tight fork with the left (Faulty) going down and the right going up. Take the right one. This is OSO (1.0 mi) Corredor Tr. 265 which eventually connects with TREE SPRING (3.7 mi) Trail 147. If hikers don't want to go as far as Tree Spring Trail, let them take lunch in the meadows just beyond the wooden bridge over the spring water. Return the way you came.

Comments Oso Corredor means "Running Bear". Except for short rocky Faulty Trail, the footing is very good and elevation gain is very gradual. There are Albert squirrels in the Doc Long Picnic Ground that are quite large and tame and are remarkable for their grey and white coloring.

Map created by TOPO!® ©2011 National Geographic

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PARK: N 35 10.645, W 106 22.776
TANK: N 35 10.725, W 106 22.861
SPRING: N 35 10.870, W 106 23.078
FAULTY: N 35 10.985, W 106 23.324
OSO: N 35 10.861, W 106 23.293
TREE SPRING: N 35 11.524, W 106 24.501

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GPX:WayTrack, 28Sep10, Garmin, Mike Coltrin

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Text Author Roger Holloway
Map Author Marilyn Warrant
Waypoints Author Mike Coltrin
Track Author Mike Coltrin
Maintainer Dawn McIntyre