Trail 13 - Tin Mine Loop
This hiking trail is close to Ruidoso and a great place to see wildlife. Although it’s a marked trail, it’s not well maintained and there are often lots of downed trees along the way. This suggested route starts on Trail 13, at 1.2 miles you’ll reach a ridge line (Trail 13 actually continues straight ahead and goes down to Ski Run Road), you are to turn right on the two-track trail and go .6 mile then look for an unmarked trail to your right. This steep trail down will take you back to Trail 13 where you can go back to the starting trailhead.
- 2.70 miles of Singletrack
- 970 feet
How to get there:
From the Smokey Bear Ranger Station on Mechem Road, turn up Cedar Creek Road and go 2.1 miles and turn right on North Cedar Creek Road. Go .8 mile and the trailhead will be on the right. There’s a small parking area just past the trailhead.