Johnson Hill For Dirt Biking

The 2nd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in New Mexico.

South of Albequerque and north of Socorro, the Johnson Hill area has miles of trails shared by mountain bikers and off-road motorcycle 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 2nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 15 dirt biking rides in New Mexico.

Johnson Hill Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (505) 835-0412; Socorro Visitors (505) 835-0424.

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

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  16378

Johnson Hill Dirt Biking Map


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