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Take a hike

Hiking 101: Beginning Adventure

Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join to a presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 about hiking safety and preparedness at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. in the Roadrunner Room on the second floor. Learn the 10 essentials, and more, about hiking. Plus, find out about the Hug a Tree program for young adventurers. This program is free to all ages.

For information, contact Shaunna Foster, Library Assistant II, at 575-528-4024 or by email at sfoster@lascruces.gov.

Hiking local trails

The Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department offers free hiking and walking events twice a week for families and friends. Hiking Trails in the Southwest will be on Mondays and Fridays,  through June 10 at various locations. Beginner or experienced hikers or walkers of all ages are welcome to join in these explorations for social engagement and improvement in health.
All participants have until the day before to register for their selected hiking event. In-person registration will be at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W Bell Avenue.
Some of these locations will require a parking pass to hike. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and prepare for weather with hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and plenty of water.

  • 9 a.m. Monday, June 3 - Filmore Canyon Trail (2.1 miles).

Meet-up location: From the junction of Interstate 10 and I-25, follow I-25 north one mile to the University Avenue exit. Turn right (east) on University Avenue. University Avenue will turn into Dripping Springs Road. Follow Dripping Springs Road east for about five miles until the pavement ends. Continue an additional 2.5 miles to the junction of Dripping Springs Road and Baylor Canyon Road. Further ahead on Dripping Springs Road, you will find the paved entrance to Dripping Springs Natural Area.

  • 9 a.m. Friday, June 7 - Pine Tree Trail (4.2 miles).

Meet-up Location: Aguirre Springs Campground.

  • 9 a.m. Monday June 10 - “A” Mountain (5 miles).

Meet-up location: The parking lot is accessed from University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road, just east of the Sonoma Ranch Boulevard intersection. West side of “A” Mountain.

For information, call
Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center at 575-541-2454.

Hiking, safety, preparedness