Pine Flat Connector Trailhead & Trail 05635

Area Status: Open
Pine Flat Connecter Trailhead

Pine Flat Connector Trailhead accesses the Manzanita Mountains Trail System by way of the Pine Flat Connector Trail 05635. The trailhead begins at FS Road 54, at the south end of  Pine Flat Picnic Site.

Please refer to the Manzanita Mountains Trail System 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, Horseback Riding and 2 Wheel Motorized use.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: This area does not require an amenity fee for use of dispersed picnicking or the trailhead..
  • 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
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
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


Pine Flat Connector Trailhead has pull through trailer parking in addition to regular vehicle parking, which is located to the right as you enter the gate. Follow the road south to the Pine Flat Connector Trail 05635. Refer to the map.


Pine Flat Connector Trail & Trailhead is approximately 7 miles south of I-40, on State Highway 337.

From the west (Albuquerque) drive East on I-40 and exit at Exit 175. At the bottom of the ramp there is a traffic light. Continue straight through the light on State Highway 337 (south) for about 7 miles. The entrance leading to parking area is on the left (east) side of State Road 337.

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