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Hike up Sandias Piedra Lisa trail North TH to ridge - part 2

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Hike up Sandias Piedra Lisa trail North TH to ridge - part 2

The Piedra Lisa trail is the trail that goes through the most northwestern section of the Sandias' mountains. But to get to the north trailhead, you have to drive clear up to Bernalilo, and then head east on highway NM165 toward Placitas. About half way from I-25 to PLacitas, there is a forest road heading south, that you take for a mile or two to the trailhead.

The trail ends in an undeveloped area of national forest a little bit west of Placitas.

The trail never gets up to a very high elevation, although at the crest at mid trail, there is a side trail that leads up to the crest trail what reaches over 10,000 feet.

The hike is a little more than 8 miles round trip, and it's only about 2,300 feet up from the trailhead up to the crest.

The day that I decided to take on this hike, it was partly cloudy, and nice and cool.

There were lots of interesting views up and down the trail.

It's a great hike. I highly recommend it.

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