Battleship Rock Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Trailhead parking for the East Fork Trail (Forest Trail 137) is located north of Battleship Rock Picnic Area, off NM State Highway 4, about five miles north of the Village of Jemez Springs. To access the East Fork Trail walk through the picnic area, trail is located to the east side of the pavillion. Please be respectful to picnic users.


From the trailhead it is two miles to McCauley Warm Spring, and four miles to Jemez Falls Trailhead. The trail is rated for moderately difficult hiking, typically uphill to Jemez Falls. The trail continues one mille to the East Fork Trailhead parking area and ends at the Las COnchas Trailhead. The total one way trail length is approximately 10 miles.

Uses: Hiking and fishing

Facilities: Paved parking at trailhead, vault toilet and trail information kiosk

Special Instructions: No overnight camping within one-quarter mile of trailhead. Back pack camping is allowed more than 400 feet from McCauley Warm Spring and 200 feet from river and springs. No glass contrainers; use only plastic. Pack out all trash and leave the trail clean for others to enjoy.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year round.
Operational Hours: Day use facilty only; no overnight camping within one-quarter mile of parking area.
Reservations: None
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees $5
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No over night camping within one-quarter mile of trailhead; 200 feet of river and springs and within 400 feet of McCauley Warm Springs. No glass containers on trail. Dogs must be leashed at all times while at trailhead and on trail.
Closest Towns: Jemez Springs
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

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Day Hiking

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Moderate
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