South Crest Trail – Faulty Loop Trail Hike – 05/05/2013

Faulty Loop Hike.Jay.2013-05-05

This is a catch-up, posted in Feb 2019. One of our early hikes, checking out trails out of Tijeras, on the south end of the Sandia Mountains.



Total Distance:  5.56 miles
Elevation: start  6,555 ft, maximum  7,659 ft,  minimum  6,553 ft
Gross gain:  1,106 ft.  Aggregate ascending  1,503 ft, descending  1,505 ft
Maximum slope: 29% ascending, 30% descending, 8.9% average
Duration: 3:12

GPS Track Files for Download
I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.


USDA Forest Service:
     Canyon Estates Trailhead
     Faulty Trail 195
Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide: South Crest, Lower Faulty, Upper Faulty
AllTrails: Faulty  Loop via South Crest Trail

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