3.3 miles
Distance
239 ft
Climb
-1,884 ft
Descent
01:07:48
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of "A" Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

"A" Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Alamogordo
    , New Mexico
  • Ref Number
    #119
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #26409 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS

Short steep climb to a long, steep, rocky descent from West Side Rd FR90 down to Alamogordo. Traverses the large A on the hillside above Alamogordo. The trail is rough and often changes after each rainy season, expect large baby heads and steep ledges. The trail dose open up to some killer smoother "sidewalk" sections in places. Views are awesome all the way down

Access Info

Top of the trail is reached via Dry Canyon Trail T5573 from West Side Rd FR90. At the top just past the Fire Station the road makes a 90* left turn, just after this is a open lot on the right with a T119 carsonite FS sign. You will be directly under the large "A" on the mountain.

Disclaimer

No Access - West Private Property

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for "A" Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,645 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,607 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,394 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,252 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,607 ft
  • Grade
    -9.3%
  • Grade max
    -72.8%
  • Grade min
    29.1%
  • Distance climb
    4,639 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    325 ft
  • Avg time
    01:07:48
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      Nov 5, 2019 @ 8:56am
      Nov 5, 2019
      Private land owner just up the trail from west entrance via Alamagordo has put up a fence and no trespassing sign. Confirmed with Lincoln National...
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