The Caballo trail was COMPLETELY decimated by the Las Conchas fire and subsequent floods, and as of 2017 has NOT been rebuilt. After descending into Guaje Canyon, all traces of the trail disappear. Using the AllTrails app and GPS, my boyfriend and I followed the 'trail' to the peak, but it was a very long slog through tons of downed trees.
(Had we realized this in advance, we probably wouldn't have tried it-- that's why I'm trying to get the word out here!)
I've climbed this many times, both from the Ski Area and from town via the Mitchell Trail. The latter is harder, but takes you by the old reservoir.
One of my local favorites. Did it several times from Pajarito Ski Area, Quemazon Trailhead and Guaje Ridge. Nice hike, great views from summit meadow.
Bagged the peak during the Jemez Mountain 50 miler.
Probably the best hefty hike in the Los Alamos area, with great views en route and from the meadow near the summit. It was a great day with friends! We found the flattish summit marked by some rocks surrounding a tree with a plastic jar. We also found the county high point along the downed barbed wire fence. There was a tin can among some rocks next to a tree.
I wanted a long trail hike/run and this one fit the bill for that (Guaje Canyon trail to Caballo Trail). The trail was easy to follow and the final climb up Caballo was more sustained than I expected. Great day in the mountains!
Another local Los Alamos summit - our high school cross-country team used to do part of this route as a training run (up until Guaje Canyon). After that, the trail up Caballo is incredibly steep but the meadow on top makes for a great nap spot!
An unexpectedly pretty hike!