Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Perimeter Trail

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#159 of 282 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#9,458 in the world

Perimeter is an apt if somewhat overstated title for this trail. It skirts the edge of the town of Los Alamos from the NE to SW corners. Most of it is relatively easy, but it is punctuated with some sharp climbs and rocky technical bits. The trail is low enough to have escaped the great Los Alamos fire, so it remains nicely shaded in the pines and has suffered no fire-related erosion. There is an additional 2 mile stretch of the Perimeter Trail further SW of town, but it is not contiguous with the main Perimeter trail in town and requires a good bit of pavement to connect to.

First added by John Fisch on Jun 22, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
There are numerous trailheads on the perimeter of Los Alamos where you can access this trail including Ridgeway Drive, North Road, Arizona Avenue and Diamond Drive.
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  • John Fisch

    This is not the most interesting trail in the Los Alamos system, but it is nice in that is remains shaded and serves as a great way to complete a singletrack loop with other trails in the area. It's also great for a quick spin if you haven't got time for a bigger ride.

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