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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
      Embudito Trailhead google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Embudito Trailhead, Michael C. Emery Trailhead, Elena Gallegos Picnic Area (fee), Sandia Peak Tram (fee)
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      Caution on Oct 19, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,848
      State Ranking
      #10
      Trails
      14
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,116 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,732 ft
      Total Vertical
      547 ft
      Reports
      25
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      712

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