2.2 miles
Distance
397 ft
Climb
-580 ft
Descent
00:30:28
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 10K North Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

10K North Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sandia Mountain East Side Trails
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Ref Number
    #200
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #42658 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16329 in Trail Running
    • #4913 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

10K Trail is one continuous bi-directional, multi-use trail that is split by its crossing of the Sandia Crest Road. True to its name, the 10K trail roughly tracks the 10,000’ elevation mark as it traverses from north to south. The northern portion of 10K is more heavily trafficked by hikers than the southern portion, and is a challenging, physical trail with several very steep, rooty, rocky climbs and descents. The trail is, however, quite wide and provides many line choices as it descends down towards the Wilderness boundary. At this point, 10K turns sharply upward towards its intersection with the Ellis Trail.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads, all official parking areas are paid ($3) but there are several pullouts along the road where one can avoid paying.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 10K North multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -183 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,662 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,057 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,981 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,797 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -30.5%
  • Grade min
    44.6%
  • Distance climb
    4,449 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    942 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:00
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on Jun 26, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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      10K North Trail Reports

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      Jun 26, 2022 @ 11:29am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Fire Restrictions Lifted
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 11:26am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Fire Restrictions Lifted
      May 19, 2022 @ 7:27am
      May 19, 2022
      Stage III Fire Restrictions
      May 2, 2022 @ 7:07pm
      May 2, 2022
      Dry with minimal residual snow. However, there are trees down everywhere, new from last fall. Very much a hike/carry a bike.
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 9:54am
      Jun 27, 2021
      Took Ellis dow and 10k up, which was a big mistake. Bottom of 10k was hike a bike due to grade and roots.Take 10k out and Ellis back and thank me...
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      • 5 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 149 rides
      • Last: Oct 11, 2022

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