Oak Flat

3.33 out of 5
View Topo Map


elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
There is a huge maze of singletrack, doubletrack, motorized and bike trails here. Not all intersections are marked, and those that are, are a bit confusing as each trail may be marked with a number or a name and there's no real correspondance between the two. I could waste a ton of time trying to give you an exact route, but no matter how detailed the description, it would still be confusing and not altogether helpful. Compounding the difficulty is the occasional trail reroutes and closures. If you're not riding with someone who knows the area, get a map at the ranger station in Tijeras and stop at every trail intersection to verify your location. The trails generally run NW to Pine Flat or N to points along Juan Thomas Road, and can eventually be connnected to the Cedro Peak area for some epic rides. Heading N from the campground, you'll do more descending than climbing, so save some energy for the return.
added by John FischEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Sandy Ridge
Blackrock Freeride Trails
Alien Run Trail
Stratton Open Space / The Chutes
Captain Jack's
Jones Downhill
Monarch Crest Trail
Milagrosa / Molino Basin
Bug Springs
Gear Grinder (05630)
Elena Gallegos Open Space / North Foothills
Coyote Trail
Otero Canyon
Birdhouse Ridge
50-year Trail / Golder Ranch
Hermosa Creek Trail
Winsor (254)
Chamisoso Trail
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (1 total check-ins)
  Jeff Leslie   on Aug 20, 2017
Photo & Video Gallery (1)
Trail Photos & Videos (1)
Reviews (3)


September 11, 2015
rattler Gramcounter  
Review: good flow with connecting some of these trails together such as Ponderosa and Mahogany.
Some technical areas.


April 1, 2014
skelldify Gramcounter  
Review: I rode this area for the second time today, and there's some really interesting stuff. There's a few nice technical climbs/chunky downhills if you take the right trails.
It's weird though, because the first time I rode this area, it seemed mostly flowy and flat. I guess you just need to get to know which trails you like.
The comment in the description about poor signage is no longer accurate. There are a number of un-marked branches, but if you take the obvious route, you'll be staying on the named/numbered trails. The area is pretty dense, so if you get a map at the ranger station, you'll be fine.
Adding this to my regular rotation!


April 24, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
Review: This is a tremendous network of singletrack and ATV trails. Not much of it is technical, but you can really put in some miles and enjoy some fine singletrack amongs the forest roads and doubletrack. The speedy descent along the Mahogany Trail reroute is well worth the effort of finding it. You will, wade through a good bit of doubletrack to get there, though. I certainly wouldn't make this my first ride in the area, but it's a nice change of pace if you're already familiar with Otero and Cedro. You'll also have the place all to yourself most of the time.

Similar Trail: Otero/Tunnel, Coyote/Chamisoso/Mighty Mule.

Oak Flat MTB Trail 3.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Feature Article
Ride Report: Oak Flats, Tijeras, NM
10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Cibola National Forest