Battleship Rock Trailhead

Area Status: 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 go through the picnic area. The trail is located to the east side of the pavilion. 


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 mile 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 containers; use only plastic.
  • Pack out all trash and leave the trail clean for others to enjoy.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed due to snow melt flooding concerns.
Operational Hours: Day use only.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $5.00 per vehicle per day. 
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No overnight 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)
Passes: Santa Fe National Forest honors the five types of America the Beautiful Interagency Passes. All types of passes admit pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle.
Operated By: Forest Service

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Day Hiking

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Moderate


Fee charged for some activities: $5.00 per vehicle

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