Located in New Mexico, the hiking in Silver City offers more than a half-dozen beautiful hikes and backpacking trails. The best Silver City hiking based on popularity are considered to be Bookan Forest, Black Range Crest Trail, Sawmill Wagon Recreation Trail, Turkey Creek Trail, and Granny Mountain. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Silver City hiking trail below.
Located just five miles outside of Silver City, the Bookan Forest is a pinyon, juniper forest that is laced with hiking trails. Along the trails, you may encounter wildlife including javalinas and mountain lions. A popular hike is a section of the Continental Divide Trail, which runs about 20 miles through the Bookan Forest.
East of Silver City, the Sawmill Wagon Road National Recreation Trail is a 10 mile hiking route from Arenas Valley Trailhead To Junction of Trail 74 with elevations from 6,500 feet to 8,000 feet. The trail was an integral part of the original Fort Bayard Military Reservation in the late 1800's.
East of Silver City and north of Santa Clara, the Fort Bayard Big Juniper Tree Trail is a 5 mile hiking loop. It runs from Fort Bayard Adminstrative Site Trailhead to Arenas Valley Trailhead. The route is shared with mountain bikers and equestrians.
East of Silver City and north of Santa Clara, the Wood Haul Wagon Ruts Trail is a 6 mile hiking route from Fort Bayard Administrative Site To Wagon Wheel Ruts. This route is also shared with mountain bikers and equestrians.