The Pine Tree Trail is a 4.5 mile loop providing spectacular views of the Organ Mountains and the Tularosa Basin. The trail is located in the Organ Mountains just east of the city of Las Cruces. The trail is a loop, with the trailhead being located near the campground area at the Aguirre Springs Recreation Area. It starts at an elevation of 5,700 ft. and rises to 6,880 ft. at the base of the Organ Needles, making it the highest maintained trail in the Organ Mountains.
At the lower elevations, juniper and piñon will be the dominant trees. As you approach the higher elevations, the habitat will shift to Ponderosa pine. This is a well-maintained trail and is the most picturesque in the Organs.
Date and Time: September 28 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Meeting Location: Aguirre Springs, Pine Tree Trailhead
Getting There: From U.S. Hwy 70, take Aguirre Springs Road south. The intersection is 1.1 miles east of the San Augustin Pass, through which Hwy 70 runs. Stay on this road until you reach the fee area and campgrounds (approx. 6 miles). There is a small parking area available for hikers. Just continue past the self-pay station; the road will curve to the left and the parking area is to the left side of the road. You will see the Pine Tree Trailhead on the right side.
Participant Limit: 10
Age Limit: 5 +
What’s Provided: Light snacks
What You Need to Bring: Camera. Sun hats. Sunscreen. Water & Snacks.
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