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Beautiful views

Striking views of the beautiful scenery from the observation platform. Very interesting history... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Fredericksburg, Texas
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The Trestle area has a wonderfully maintained restroom facility and trails in this area. They have... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
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Village of Cloudcroft, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This has an entrance off Rt. 82, just before entering Couldcroft proper when coming from Alamogordo. There is a short drive in and then one comes to a roughly circular drive, where one can park. There is a large log-type building as you enter, where...More

4  Thank ANNIE S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 April 2016

When I asked for directions to this trail, I was directed to the Trestle recreation area. The signs there are very misleading, but seem to indicate that the trestles are 1/8 and 1/4 mile away. Not. The overlook is 1/8 mi from the parking lot,...More

3  Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Striking views of the beautiful scenery from the observation platform. Very interesting history about the train trestle.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The Trestle area has a wonderfully maintained restroom facility and trails in this area. They have a camp host at the trailhead that has been hosting for the last six years. The place is so clean and the trails are beautiful.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot to enjoy a picnic or take a walk to stretch your legs. The trails are easy, wonderful overlooks and a perfect place to enjoy nature.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, well maintained paths and not too long of hikes for those who only want to hike a little bit.

Thank James K
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Even if you are not a railroad buff (which I am not), this is an interesting hike, or rather, system of hiking trails. Nice views, well-maintained trails, an interesting ruins and plaques explaining them. Quite a job getting trains up and over the pass here!...More

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a picnic and a short hike since we have 2 small kids. We had a blast. There are nice bathroom facilities and a couple of trails you can hike. It is marked really well so you know how far it is to...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Very nice scenic area. Good view of the old depot. Good starting point for many beautiful trails through the forest with great views.

Thank sabimax
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I spent some time in the Trestle recreation area (rebuilt depot building) in Cloudcroft. We took the fastest route about 2 miles round trip (in and out) using Trail T5001B to T5001 to the old trestle. There are a few trails in...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Cloudcroft is a tiny getaway in the mountains above Alamogordo. Considering that there are no large cities nearby (El Paso is a couple hours), it's no surprise that this town doesn't have more to do. Yet, it's quaint and worth a few hours unless you...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 9 June 2017

What a place to hike, absolutely beautiful. We did the bigger loop, it was about 9 miles, its so nice and the trails are easy to follow that it seems a lot shorter than 9 miles, There is shade from the pine trees, and beautiful...More

3  Thank Oscar A
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Ashley T
3 June 2018|
Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
yes, I believe so. If you look at the Google maps satellite view, you'll see some elongated parallel parking areas in the picnic area, which I assume you can use when hiking the trails. If these are taken, it isn't far to... More
kayleigh h
16 September 2015|
Response from KYCM38 | Reviewed this property |
There are no campgrounds at the Trestle recreation area, but there are many others in Cloudcroft with great hiking too.