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Hike or Walk

Stretch your legs along one of the many hiking and walking trails in Sierra County.  You can find trails for every ability level, from paved trails to unmarked paths.

Cairn Loop

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Cairn loop is a moderate rated, 2.5 mile trail located near T or C that offers scenic views. The trail is accessible year-round and used for walking, hiking, and running. If you have a furry, friend, bring them along as this is a dog friendly trail. 

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Trails

Get out to enjoy the landscape; Elephant Butte's lake trails provides trails that are accessible to all ability levels. 

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El Camino Real

Enjoy the Point of Rocks loop and the Yost Escarpment trails which are two educational trails that are part of the 404 miles of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.

Fish Hatchery Park (Paseo del Rio) 

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The Fish Hatchery Park (Paseo del Rio) trail is located on east 3rd/Highway 52, between T or C and Elephant Butte.

The is a scenic, 1 mile out and back, trail featuring the Dam and the river. This is an all skill level trail, accessible year-round for walking and running.

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The Trails of Turtleback Avenue


For the adventurous hiker, enjoy the beautiful Caballo Mountains.

Healing Waters Trail

Follow the trail markers as you walk back into history from the hot springs to Veteran's Memorial Park.

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Sidewinder Trail

Close to town, this is a popular and moderately challenging trail. The trailhead is unmarked but can be found off Turtleback Ave. The trail winds through the Caballo Mountains and features switchbacks leading to an overlook of the Rio Grande, the town of T or C, and Mud Mountain.

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