1.8 miles
Distance
152 ft
Climb
-603 ft
Descent
00:19:57
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 10K South Trail

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    Land Manager

10K South Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sandia Mountains - Upper East Side
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39939 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #39306 in Trail Running
    • #27311 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • 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 southern portion of 10K is less heavily trafficked by hikers than the northern portion. It is a challenging trail, with several steep, rooty, rocky climbs and descents, but is less difficult than the northern portion. 10K South trends mostly downhill (heading north to south) until it reaches the intersection with the Wilderness boundary and the very difficult Tree Spring Trail. Be aware that 10K South also intersects the KOM and Golden Eagle trails on the the Sandia Ski Area property, though the intersections are marked.

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 South mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -451 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,420 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,935 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,891 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,439 ft
  • Grade
    -4.6%
  • Grade max
    -52.2%
  • Grade min
    19%
  • Distance climb
    2,881 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    558 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:16
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on May 15, 2024
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      10K South Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2024 @ 7:37pm
      May 15, 2024
      All dry from Golden Eagle to Tree Spring with usual spring debris, EXCEPT for one snow drift that can be walked around about 10 ft. it will be...
      May 28, 2023 @ 4:02am
      May 28, 2023
      Perfect dirt
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 11:29am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Fire Restrictions Lifted
      May 19, 2022 @ 7:27am
      May 19, 2022
      Stage III Fire Restrictions
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 7:23pm
      Jul 26, 2021
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