Trails for Walking and Running in Albuquerque

Paseo del Bosque Trail pic
Paseo del Bosque Trail
Image: cabq.gov

An experienced legal teacher and trial attorney, Geoffrey Scovil has practiced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1998. Apart from his practice in habeas corpus law, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys hiking and running in and around Albuquerque.

Offering options for easy beginner routes and more demanding endurance runs, the city’s trails provide recreation year round.

Paseo del Bosque Trail. With parking and access points along its 16-mile length, the Paseo del Bosque trail is completely paved and open to everyone, from families with strollers to runners and bicyclists. The trail has several shorter loops and goes near a number of outdoor activity areas, including the Rio Grande Center and Tingley Beach, which features a public art walking tour.

La Luz Trail. A walking trail that begins at the base of the Sandia Mountains and ends almost nine miles later at its 10,678-foot peak, the La Luz trail takes about four hours for walkers. Popular with tourists, the trail offers remarkable views and a tram for people who only want to go one way or loop back after a few miles.

Embudo Recreation Trail. Set primarily in neighborhoods, the paved Embudo Recreation trail connects the Tramway Recreation trail and the Paseo de las Montanas trail. Almost two miles long, the trail gives runners and walkers a view of the nearby Sandia Mountains.

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