Johnson Hill For Mountain Biking

The 13th most popular mountain bike trail in New Mexico.

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South of Albequerque and north of Socorro, the Johnson Hill area has miles of trails shared by mountain bikers and ATV riders.

To reach the trailhead from Socorro, head north on US25 for 1 mile to the Escondida exit. Turn right heading east. At intersection veer left heading north. Continue north on road parallel to canals. Turn right on road over Escondida Bridge. There is a parking area just past the bridge on the right or continue on the road to the intersection, turn left and follow road for about 0.5 miles to the second parking area.

Overall, Johnson Hill is the 13th most popular mountain bike trail of all 53 mountain biking rides in New Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Johnson Hill including Bursum Springs Trail, Magdalena Mountains - Kelly, Magdalena Mountains - Jordan Canyon and Magdalena Mountains - Water Canyon.

Johnson Hill Area near Socorro (NM/US)

Johnson Hill Area near Socorro (NM/US)

Johnson Hill Area near Socorro (NM/US)

Johnson Hill Area near Socorro (NM/US)

Johnson Hill Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (505) 835-0412; Socorro Visitors (505) 835-0424; The Socorro County Fat Tire Trail Book (505) 835-0424; Spoke N' Word Cycles (5050 835-9673..

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking New Mexico" from Sarah L. Bennett

Best Season:  Mar. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Escondida Lake RV Park; Super 8, Socorro

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  coffeehouse next to bike shop

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.12659, -106.86632

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  6290

Johnson Hill Mountain Biking Map


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