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Pino Trail

Pino Trail

Pino Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Object Title: Pino Trail

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 1

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Created/Edited: Jan 9, 2009 / Jan 22, 2009

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Distance - 4.4 miles (one-way)
Trailhead Elevation - 6440'
Summit Elevation - 9579'
Gain - 3140'


See the "Getting There" section for the Pino Route on the Point 9579 main page.

Route Description

Pino-Crest Intersection
The marker for the intersection with the Crest Trail

This trail begins in the Ellena Gallegos area where there are many trails. Be sure to follow the Pino trail due east. None of the other trails climb very far into the mountains. At times this trail can become rather steep and rocky but never really gets beyond a Class 1 trail. After 4 miles you will reach the Crest Trail which sits at about 9,280ft so at this point there is not much further to go. Head south on the Crest Trail for about 0.3 miles. Here is where you will leave the trail and head directly west for the summit with only 0.1 miles to go. The brush and trees are not too dense so bushwhacking and route finding are not difficult. At this point having a GPS with the summit coordinates entered would be helpful.

Essential Gear

Typical gear for a short hike. A GPS would be helpful for the final section of route finding.

External Links

Local weather: Albuquerque
Cibola National Forest - Sandia Ranger District
Local Search and Resuce Team: Cibola SAR


Point 9627 and Point 9579 SummitsPino-Crest Intersection