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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      The La Cueva Non-Motorized Trail System covers approximately 2,200 acres and contains more than 15 miles of maintained trails. The non-motorized trails are conveniently located near the city limits of Carlsbad, and are primarily used by mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians.

      The trails wind through the rolling limestone foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains and the rugged Chihuahuan Desert environment.
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      Open on Nov 20, 2018

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      Global Ranking
      #4,053
      State Ranking
      #21
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,755 ft
      Total Vertical
      304 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,524 ft
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      41
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      trail: La Cueva
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      Mar 24, 2017 @ 11:27am
      Mar 24, 2017
      La Cueva, Carlsbad
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1558530PoynterfarmtrailLa CuevaBest trails in the area. I mean ONLY trails....
      Nov 10, 2018 @ 8:16pm
      Nov 10, 2018
      user #1611099ratdoctortrailLa Cueva ConnectorThe correct name of this trail is Erosion Gulch!
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 10:29pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      user #1384145ddcdtrailBack to the TruckA lot of loose rock. Nice gradual climbs with...
      Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:53am
      Nov 5, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1577390SpokeJamXCaddridelogDec 14, 2018 ride log
      Dec 14, 2018 @ 12:10pm
      Dec 14, 2018
      user #1532039BestinmexicoriddentrailLa Cueva
      Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 30, 2018
      user #1078661Valon380addridelogNov 18, 2018 ride log
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 1:35pm
      Nov 18, 2018
      user #1558530PoynterfarmcommenttrailLa Cueva
      Nov 10, 2018 @ 8:16pm
      Nov 10, 2018
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      Nov 10, 2018 @ 8:13pm
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      La Cueva 70.3 km
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