Tree Spring Trailhead and Tree Spring Trail 147

Area Status: Open

Tree Spring Trailhead leads directly to Tree Spring Trail. The trail is 2.0 miles long one way. It passes by the junction of Oso Corredor Trail 265 and ends at the intersection of South Crest Trail 130; Tree Spring Trail 147 and 10K Trail 200.

 Please refer to the Sandia Mountain Trails map to plan your course.

  • Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed.
  • It is the recreationist’s responsibility to use a map.
  • It is a multi-user area.
  • Trail(s) open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: Requires a fee or an amenity pass. If you do not have a pass, you may purchase one online, or look for the Pay Station on site. Envelopes for payment are in the box next to the fee tube. CASH OR CHECK ONLY at pay station.
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Passes: The Cibola honors all types of America the Beautiful passes which are available for purchase at the Cibola Supervisor's Office and at all district offices. Day use passes can be purchased online. Sandia Annual Passes can be purchased At REI in Albuquerque, the Sandia Ranger Station and the Cibola Supervisor’s Office.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Albuquerque, drive east on I-40 to Exit 175 toward Cedar Crest/N-14. Follow N-14 aka the Turquoise Trail for approximately 6.5 miles, to NM 536 aka the Sandia Crest Scenic Byway. Turn left onto NM 536 and follow it for about 5.5 miles to the Tree Spring parking lot, on your left.

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  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles one way

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  Elevation : 
8,470 ft - 9,440 ft