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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      • 12
      • 7
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 27, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      5,085 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,083 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,031 ft
      Reports
      159
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      3,257

      Popular Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 10 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 75 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      trail: 230
      15 |
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      Oct 2, 2020
      42 |
      Jun 2, 2020 @ 8:19am
      Jun 2, 2020
      trail: 342
      45 |
      May 5, 2020 @ 5:06pm
      May 5, 2020
      trail: 341
      38 |
      May 5, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      May 5, 2020

      Videos of Sandia Foothills - North Mountain Bike

      MTB Self-Film
      42 | Nov 2, 2020
      Sandia Foothills: Climb out of Michael Emeroy...
      trail: Dirt Road
      70 | Sep 22, 2019 , Albuquerque
      Sandia Foothills: Trail 505 Northbound...
      trail: 505
      6:58 | 156 | Sep 21, 2019 , Albuquerque

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2419979bikermikerz12votetrailDirt Road
      Dec 31, 2020 @ 8:00pm
      Dec 31, 2020
      user #2528443Mat07riddentrail505
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 8:15pm
      Dec 26, 2020
      user #2118951Lukas-AnttilariddentrailTrail 365 - North and 14 more
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 7:52pm
      Dec 15, 2020
      user #1422319schmeenaupdatetrailMichael Emery Alternate and 1 more
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      user #2419979bikermikerz12addtrailMichael Emery Alternate
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Dec 10, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2503298mckaybtrail341A decent climb and then a nice flowy trail the...
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2503298mckaybtrail366Nice quick flowy trail with short climb at the...
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 12:26pm
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2503298mckaybtrail342Fun flowy trail. Not a tecky trail a fast ride...
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 12:23pm
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2503298mckaybtrail505Tecky trail on the easy side but another fun...
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Dec 8, 2020
      user #2503298mckaybtrail141Short connector to 342
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 10:29am
      Dec 8, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sandia Peak Ski & Tram 2 5 1 13.2 km
      Sandia Mountain East Side Trails 10 18 83.6 km
      Sandia Foothills - South 10 14 5 16 km
      Gutierrez Canyon Open Space 4 7 17.2 km
      Albuquerque metro area 1 28.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2526 miles4,659 ft12 miles1,083 ft
      #884#4493815967,711
      Hike2728 miles5,085 ft13 miles1,083 ft
      #643#372159254
      Trail Running2728 miles5,085 ft13 miles1,083 ft
      #646#372159135
      Horse13,238 ft13 ft354 ft226 ft
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