Piedra Lisa South Trailhead-Piedra Lisa Trail 135

Area Status: Open

Piedra Lisa South Trailhead gives access to Sandia Mountain Wilderness via the Piedra Lisa Trail 135 (area is unavailable)  (area is unavailable)southern entry.

For the northern approach see: Piedra Lisa North Trailhead.

The Piedra Lisa Trail 135 is 5.8 miles long. It runs between Piedra Lisa North Trailhead and Piedra Lisa South Trailhead.

  • Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed.
  • It is the recreationist’s responsibility to use a map.
  • Trail(s) are open for the following uses: Hiking and Horseback Riding.
  • Please refer to the Sandia Mountain Trail Guide

At a Glance

Fees: This trailhead 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, weather permitting
Usage: Medium
Water: No
Restroom: No
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


To get to Piedra Lisa South Trailhead, take Tramway Blvd and turn onto Forest Road 333 (there is a sign for Juan Tabo Picnic area and La Luz Trail at the turn), turn east toward the mountain, and follow Forest Road 333 until it turns into a dirt road. (To your right, you will see two rock pillars). Continue straight onto the dirt road for about 0.4 miles. Look to your left and you will see the Piedra Lisa South Trailhead dirt parking area.

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