East Fork Trail (#137)

Area Status: Open

The East Fork Trail (Trail #137) is 10.0 miles long and does not loop. It begins, or ends, at Battleship Rock Trailhead and at the Las Conchas Trailhead. Both trailheads are located off NM State Highway 4. Midway are two additional trailheads (Jemez Falls and East Fork) also provide access to the East Fork Trail. Expect a medium difficult hike uphill from Battleship TH to the Jemez Falls TH. Midway in the hike you'll find McCauley's Warm Spring, a beautiful stop for a picnic or to soak your feet.  From Jemez Falls it's another mile to the East Fork Trailhead. This segment of trail is more moderate and winds through Aspen and pine forests. From the East Fork Trailhead to  the Las Conchas Trailhead the hiking becomes easier with rolling terrain. Be sure to explore the spur trail to the East Fork Jemez River Box Canyon. About two miles leading to, or from, the Las Conchas Trailhead follows the East Fork River through meadows of wild flowers and an easy stroll.


GPS Maps

Back country camping is permitted 200 feet or more away from East Fork-Jemez River and 400 feet away from McCauley Warm Spring.  Beginning elevation 7,360 feet above sea level at Battleship Rock Trail Head; 8,400 feet above sea level at Las Conchas Trail Head. Please be sure to keep all pets leashed as this trail is very popular, particularly for two miles leading from the Las Conchas TH.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while on trail.
Information Center: Trailhead parking is located at each of the four trailheads (Battleship, Jemez Falls, East Fork and Las Conchas) located off NM State Highway 4. Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water since no surface water is available.


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult


Backpacking is permitted 200 feet or more from the Eastfork-Jemez River.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The maps are georeferenced and can be imported into a variety of apps such as Avenza Maps and iHike.

East Fork Trails (Map)

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  Area/Length : 
10.0 miles