Piedra Lisa North Trailhead--Piedra Lisa Trail 135

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Access to Piedra Lisa 135 North - Please refer to the Placitas Area Trail System map and Sandia Mountain Trails map to plan your course.

  • Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed
  • It is the recreationist’s responsibility to know which trails are designated for motorized vehicles and to follow the guidelines.
  • It is a multi-user area.
  • Trail(s) open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding.

At a Glance

Fees This area does not require an amenity fee.
  • If you recreate on a regular basis in the Sandias or other national lands you might consider purchasing one of the America the Beautiful Passes or a Sandia Annual Pass at the locations listed below.
Open Season: Open year round
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Click here to Purchase America the Beautiful Passes or contact the locations listed below. **Sandia Amenity Passes can be purchased at locations marked with asterisks.
  • **The Sandia Ranger Station, 11776 Highway 337, Tijeras, NM 87059, 505-281-3304
  • **The Cibola Supervisor's Office, 2113 Osuna Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-346-3900
  • The SW Regional Office, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-842-3898 (does not carry $30.00 Sandia Amenity passes)
  • **REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107  (REI does not carry America the Beautiful Passes)
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:

The Placitas Area Trail System encompasses a number of designated National Forest System trails as well as a number of user-created, unofficial trails. The Sandia Ranger District asks users to minimize their impact(s) to this fragile environment by observing the following:


From Albuquerque, drive north on I-25 to Exit 242 Bernalillo/NM 165, stay to your right as you exit the ramp. Proceed east on NM 165 and drive about 3 miles, to the second entry point to Forest Road 445 (aka Forest Loop Road). Continue on Forest Loop Road 445 for about 1.8 miles (Turn off is at Latitude 35.278837 Long -106.479640). Look for a dirt road to your left. Turn left. The Piedra Lisa Trailhead N is about 0.6 miles from that turn off.

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6,030 ft - 8,150 ft