A day before National Trails Day on June 1, 2012, the La Piedra trail was opened. The purpose of the La Piedra trail was to connect the city's lower trails with the higher elevation trails in the national forest. The trail is approximately 3 miles and connects the Dale Ball North trail and the Little Tesuque Creek trail. Hikers love climbing for the breath-taking views of the Tesuque Valley and the beautiful surroundings of diverse terrain and refreshing creeks. The trail allows for both hiking/running as well as biking and dogs are allowed on leash.
Due to the La Piedra Trail, ambitious hikers can now hike 40+ miles without even crossing a road. You will be stunned by the beauty as you hike through the Santa Fe National forest along the trail. The trail is considered an intermediate trail and provides over 30 switchbacks and steep climbs.