See also the Sandia Mountains Foothills Mountain Bike Map
Bosque Bill has started a lazy man's survey of trails in the area which is pretty easy using a cool tool such as his Garmin GPS that automatically logs the tracks. The tricky part was formatting the results into something useful for you.
Featured Trail: Corrales Bosque Trail
The main, single-track trail from the northwest end of the Alameda Bridge, north up through the Corrales Bosque, to where Arroyo de las Lomitas Negras is channeled into the river is highly recommended for its scenic beauty and riding pleasure. It winds between cottonwood trees and across meadows with occasional views of the Rio Grande and Sandia Mountains.
Great bird watching opportunities abound; see the birding pages. In mid to late summer there are patches of trail that become quite sandy and other small stretches that are overgrown by alfalfa that can reach over your head.
To view scenes from along the trail use the checkbox for "Display Photo View Points."
Trail Length: From Alameda Bridge to arroyo approximately 6.5 miles (via the relatively straight levee road it's 5.7 mi.) Be courteous to other trail users.
Double-click on map to re-center & zoom map.
Click and Drag on map to pan map.
See Legend below map for trail color codes.
Click map icons to bring up info on that point.
Trails shown on map are derived from GPS data tracks logged during actual bike rides.
(if you would like a .gpx file of the trails to load into your GPS, drop me a line.)
Note Open Space and/or Park hours and observe posted regulations.
Use trails at your own risk. Be courteous to others. Be a good steward to the land.
Notice: Mid-February 2008 I discovered that the project to remove alien plant species (such as Russian Olive and Tamerisk) from the Corrales Bosque Preserve was in full "progress." Much to my dismay the use of heavy equipment to clear the underbrush and trees is extensive and has resulted in destruction of the trail in many places. Consequently, the trail map below may be out of date in the area bounded in red. I don't know how far north the destruction goes, as I lost heart and turned back. See map layer labelled "Deforestation."
Trail Overlays, Trails, and Descriptions ©2007 BosqueBill.com
KML & KMZ files generated using GoogleEarth, v. 4.1 (not 4.2)
The Map file was last modified on: June 30, 2011 at 10:54 am.
The Trails file was last modified on: November 03, 2008 at 4:07 pm.
The Features file was last modified on: September 13, 2007 at 8:49 am.
The Photos file was last modified on: September 11, 2007 at 8:39 am.
The Parking file was last modified on: September 16, 2007 at 9:45 am.
The Services file was last modified on: September 07, 2007 at 4:15 pm.
The Corrales file was last modified on: September 07, 2007 at 4:26 pm.
The Deforestation file was last modified on: February 16, 2008 at 9:00 am.
The RGVsp file was last modified on: September 23, 2007 at 11:32 am.