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Relatively well marked and clean. The trail is particularly smooth.
not suitable for a cruiser bike
My friend and I ride this trail from Alameda to Rio Bravo and back, about 32 miles. We started a long time ago when it was first opened, back then only a handful of people would be riding, walking, roller blading along it. I went recently and was blown away by how popular it has become. I strongly recommend going early in the morning. Be sure to put slime in your tires, bring a snack and water. I love that no motorized vehicles are allowed as I'm too old for that, lol. Enjoy your ride/walk just please keep an eye out for old farts like me.
This is a good trail for beginners or those who want a leisurely pedal in the mountain town of Los Alamos, NM. The west end of the trail starts at the giant parking lot for the Smith's Marketplace (groceries, Starbucks, deli and hotbar, and wine & cheese tasting bar) and winds along the Los Alamos Canyon rim through ponderosa and pinon pine and juniper forest, with great views of Los Alamos Canyon, the Rio Grande Valle, the Jemez Mtns to the west and the Sangre de Cristo Mtns to the east. There is a smaller parking lot with a nice clean indoor pit toilet at the east end of the trail, and if you would like to pedal a little further for some healthy refreshments, you can continue east on NM502 about 1/4 mi., then turn left (twice) and go to the end of Entrada Dr. (past Holiday Inn Express) to the Los Alamos Coop Market (organic and local groceries, soup and salad bar, deli, custom made sandwiches and fresh squeezed juices, and on Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. you can get and awesome omelet breakfast for $10!). This is one of the few bike routes in Los Alamos that requires no major hill climbing and boasts 2 separate "million dollar bridges" - one spanning a narrow deep canyon. This trail is a wide, asphalt multi-user trail so there are walkers, joggers, baby strollers and dogs, as well as the gamut of non-motorized cyclists. Great way to be introduced to outdoors Los Alamos!
This trail is very nice for beginners and those just looking for a leisurely pedal in Los Alamos. At the west end of the trail you can park in the giant Smiths with lot and at the west end is a smaller parking area with a clean pit toilet “relief station. You can continue east on NM 502 at this point..
First off the path is made of the best skating concrete! No cracks, and great changing views. Heartily recommend. The only reason I didn't 5 star is that it is a slope that goes to the west that is a bit much going east. Someone else may say it's a great workout :)
On a vacation from southern California, we rode the trail on a beautiful weekday morn in October of 2015. We parked at the north trailhead, pedaled down as far as the Botanic Garden, then headed back.
We pretty much had the trail to ourselves on a perfect fall day. The trail was flat, straight, smooth, and ideal for those looking for a fast paced workout. Being out-of-staters we were looking forward to majestic views of the mighty Rio Grande, but we were denied due to all of the trees between the river and the trail. On the bright side, at least some fall color was beginning to appear on those trees.
I think the highlights for us were admiring the grand estates that line the trail, and checking off another state on our quest to bike all fifty.
Goes from Unser to Mariposa Park. From there you can take a trail west to Boca Negra Canyon or get on the Riverside trail.
Like was said more of a street tour. Get off just past Montano and go into the Boca Negra Canyon. Try going up the hill inside the canyon. If you can do it you're in good shape. Wide bike lane but be careful..you're in Albuquerque.
We road our mtb bikes therefore able to explore the many multi-use trails that shoot off the paved trail into Rio Grande Valley State Park. There were so many choices of paved, gravel and dirt trails. We did not have any issue with goathead spurs.
Sept 2018: Nice ride, quite flat except for underpasses. It was unexpectedly busy for a Sunday morning, but the first day the ride was great. Loved the scenery, the long straight sections and even the temperature of mid 80s was a relief for us on our two CatTrikes . We parked at Central Ave and rode north and then turned around and headed south, then back to the parking area. A nice ride to work the kinks out after sitting on a tour bus for a week. On the second day, we headed south first just to be different. We didn't make it back to Central before the goat head got me on the left front tire. At home, I normally ride some fairly rough surfaces but I don't usually worry about flat tires. I keep good rubber on all three tires and "thornproof" innertubes on my Cattrikes. Big Mistake! Goat heads are very plentiful and super tough. Ayway, after three days and three flats, we gave up. I think I will investigate airless tires. That would make the riding in that area much more enjoyable. A bit of research on the internet convinced me that the goat head problem will be a continuing problem far into the future. Perhaps a bit of warning to folks coming in from other parts of the country would be in order.
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