East Fork Trailhead #137

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The East Fork Trailhead is located on NM State Highway 4, midway along the East Fork Trail (Forest Trail 137), approximately one mile east of the Jemez Falls Campground..

Cross the highway, the East Fork Trail winds to the Jemez Falls Trailhead is an easy downhill one mile hike. The trail meanders through aspen and pines as it trends downhill towards Jemez Falls. Hiking east and slightly uphill the trail leads through aspen groves and pine/fir forests with views of the 11,000 foot Redondo Peak along the 5 mile hike in rolling terrain.

Uses: Hiking and parking

Facilities: Vault toilets, picnic tables and paved parking.

Special Instructions: 

Pack out trash and leave the trail clean for others to enjoy.

No camping within one-quarter mile of trailhead, 400 feet of McCauley Warm Spring and 200 feet of river and springs. No glass containers are permitted; use only plastic containers. Pets must be leashed at all times while in trailhead area and on trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The vault toilets and parking behind the gate are closed.
Operational Hours: Day use only; no overnight camping within one-quarter mile of trailhead.  The trailhead has limited parking in front of the gate when closed for the season.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees None.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping within one-quarter mile of trailhead, 400 feet of McCauleys Warm Spring and 200 feet of river and springs. No glass containers; use only plastic containers. Pets must be leashed at all times while in trailhead area and on trail.
Closest Towns: La Cueva and Jemez Springs
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: The area around the East Fork Trail is a popular cross country skiing destination during winter months. Please park outside the gate.

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Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.82110896

  Longitude : 
-106.5901806

  Elevation : 
8100

 



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