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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: Micheal Emory Trailhead 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
      • 1
      • 15
      • 5
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 21, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      3,342 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,097 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,051 ft
      Reports
      537
      Photos
      62
      Ridden Counter
      8,207

      Photos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      trail: 305A
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      trail: 341
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      trail: 341
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      May 23, 2019 @ 5:01pm
      May 23, 2019
      345 |
      Jan 24, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Jan 24, 2018
      | 2 comments

      Videos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      MTB Self-Film
      272 | Nov 2, 2020
      Sandia Foothills: Climb out of Michael Emeroy...
      trail: Dirt Road
      208 | Sep 22, 2019 , Albuquerque
      Sandia Foothills: Trail 505 Northbound...
      trail: 505
      6:58 | 760 | Sep 21, 2019 , Albuquerque

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      Recent Comments

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      Jun 19, 2023 @ 8:13am
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      Apr 1, 2023 @ 8:54am
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      brahhhtrail505After looking a bit more it just looks like...
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:49am
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      brahhhtrail230now that is true
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      brahhhtrail505you goofy goober these are some good trails...
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2220 miles2,953 ft10 miles771 ft
      #817#427158537719,803
      Horse21 mile164 ft3,238 ft594 ft
      1001
      Hike2522 miles3,343 ft11 miles1,096 ft
      #570#359536709
      Trail Running2522 miles3,343 ft11 miles1,096 ft
      #577#358536566
      Snowshoe11 mile348 ft1 mile348 ft
      2
      • By aldousfilcher & contributors
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