Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ranch School Trail

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Ranch School Trail
Length: 0.6 mile
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Parking: At the Aquatic Center
Used by: All users
Use: Moderate
Connecting Trails: Acid Canyon Trail, Pueblo Canyon Trail

Narrative: The Ranch School Trail was part of the network of roads and trails build and used by Los Alamos Ranch School students. The trail drops steeply from the aquatic center and follows the south wall of Acid Canyon to meet Pueblo Canyon. It's a delightful path for hikers that offers tall trees, historic rock walls, and abundant wildflowers.

Trail Adopter: Janie and Peter O’Rourke


  1. The bridge at the bottom of the trail in Pueblo Canyon is completely washed out (Sept 24th 2009).

  2. Janie O'RourkeOctober 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Fall is a great time to hike or run on this trail. The Virginia Creeper and its look-alike, poison ivy, are scarlet red in the canyon sections. The oaks are orange and yellow. The trail is in pretty good shape although there is significant erosion on sections due to run off from the aquatic center. And I pick up occasional food wrappers.


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