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      Spanning from Embudito Trailhead on the South to the Sandia Tram Base on the North, the North Foothills are the tamer, more gradual, easier to navigate, and smoother cousin to the South Foothills. In general the North Foothills are more beginner friendly. Multiple trailheads access this area, some areas provide free parking and others require a fee.

      Take note of the parking lot hours as will/may lock you in depending on who is patrolling at the time. Do not leave valuables in plane view inside the vehicle.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: North Foothills
      Land Status: City Managed
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Embudito Trailhead, Michael C. Emery Trailhead, Elena Gallegos Picnic Area (fee), Sandia Peak Tram (fee)
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 13
      • 9
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails Hike
      30
      Trails Trail Running
      30
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      5,003 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,065 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,013 ft
      Reports
      225
      Photos
      49
      Ridden Counter
      4,900

      Photos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      trail: Cholla Vista
      32 |
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      Aug 30, 2021
      90 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:27pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      104 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:26pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      68 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:24pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      65 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:22pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      61 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      63 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:16pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      62 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:15pm
      Feb 18, 2021

      Videos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      Raiders of the Lost Gnar
      63 | Sep 12, 2021
      MTB Self-Film
      145 | Nov 2, 2020
      Sandia Foothills: Climb out of Michael Emeroy...
      trail: Dirt Road
      112 | Sep 22, 2019 , Albuquerque
      Sandia Foothills: Trail 505 Northbound...
      trail: 505
      6:58 | 342 | Sep 21, 2019 , Albuquerque

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      305
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 3:58pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      VariableBigltwok
      342
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 3:58pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      DryBigltwok
      505
      Dec 14, 2021 @ 4:24pm
      Dec 14, 2021
      VariableBigltwok
      Trail 365 - North
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 4:07pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      DryBigltwok
      Twist N' Turn
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      Very DryAbqVlieger
      341
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:36am
      Oct 20, 2021
      Very DryMikeracineGreat time of year to ride in the...
      366
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 7:40am
      Aug 9, 2021
      DryRockyRose505
      Car Wash Drop
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Jul 30, 2021
      Unknownericfoltz TRAILFORKSMajor ruts from the rains.
      Michael Emery
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 8:45am
      Jul 24, 2021
      VariableMerlinbikes
      365-Michael Emery Connector
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      IdealArtbradleyThe trail system is in good condition,...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2900243WardraywishlisttrailTrail 365 - North
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 8:27pm
      Jan 10, 2022
      user #1658980Bigltwokaddreport305 and 1 more
      Jan 5, 2022 @ 5:54am
      Jan 5, 2022
      user #1647297valleytrashriddentrailJaral
      Dec 31, 2021 @ 12:31pm
      Dec 31, 2021
      user #2929507James2SjzCCriddentrail341
      Dec 23, 2021 @ 5:02am
      Dec 23, 2021
      user #1658980Bigltwokaddreport505
      Dec 16, 2021 @ 3:55am
      Dec 16, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2419979gnarflow13trail505After looking a bit more it just looks like...
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:49am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #2419979gnarflow13trail230now that is true
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #2419979gnarflow13trail505you goofy goober these are some good trails...
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:46am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #1354109foggnmtrailTrail 365 - NorthA great rocky xc type trail, especially for...
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:23am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #1354109foggnmtrail230What once was a fun fast dh on the north part...
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:17am
      Sep 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sandia Peak Ski & Tram 2 5 1 13.2 km
      Sandia Mountain East Side Trails 10 22 83.6 km
      Sandia Foothills - South 12 16 9 26 km
      Gutierrez Canyon Open Space 4 77.2 km
      Albuquerque metro area 1 28.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2824 miles4,577 ft13 miles1,066 ft
      #877#44849225611,099
      Hike3026 miles5,003 ft14 miles1,066 ft
      #644#388225360
      Trail Running3026 miles5,003 ft14 miles1,066 ft
      #647#386225197
      Horse13,238 ft13 ft354 ft226 ft
      501
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      • sandia foothills - north activity log | embed map of Sandia Foothills - North mountain bike trails | sandia foothills - north mountain biking points of interest

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