Cajun Pine

Total Miles
1.7

Elevation

2,335.62 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

Cajun Pine is an easy trail in the Cibola National Forest near Albuquerque, New Mexico. For the most part, it's easy, with a few spots of embedded rock slabs, loose rocks, and small ledges. The south end is pretty full of loose chunky rocks and tight curves through the pine trees. It intersects with Southern Crossing and continues north. It also passes the entrance to Three Bottles, which is an extremely advanced trail. There is one section on the north end before intersecting with 106 Road that has a huge boulder face halfway in the trail, but you can skirt around the boulder, so it's not very difficult. It has a mix of wide sweeping turns and tighter curves through the pine trees in a low alpine environment. This is a fun trail to add to your ride in the Manzanita Mountain Trail System because it isn't too difficult.

Difficulty

This is an easy trail with features such as tight curves and embedded rocks that make it a 3 difficulty.

Technical Rating

3

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Access Description

The Manzanita Mountain Trail System is a very well-maintained multi-use area popular for hiking, horses, mountain biking, and dirt bikes. There are 40+ trails ranging from a mile to 5 miles long of varying difficulties between easy and advanced in a Chihuahuan desert terrain in the Cibola National Forest. There are enough trails for 2-3 days of riding, and it's best in fall and spring when it's not too hot. Be aware of oncoming traffic since there are lots of tight turns and it can be busy. There are several staging areas from the north off of Chamiso Canyon Road, as well as the Tunnel and Pine Flat Trailheads along State Road 337, and from the south at the Oak Flat Trailhead.

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