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Grindstone Lake Trail

500 Resort Drive, starts at Grindstone Lake, Ruidoso, NM
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Pretty lake with many trail

Grindstone Lake is practically in Ruidoso so there's no long drive. The lake itself is aquamarine... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
mwcw
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new mexico
Beautiful and serene place to run!

I really enjoyed this run. I ran about 7.2 miles when I went out. I ran down close to the lake... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Jump007
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Waco, Texas
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 Resort Drive, starts at Grindstone Lake, Ruidoso, NM
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Grindstone Lake is practically in Ruidoso so there's no long drive. The lake itself is aquamarine in color and sparkling in the sunlight. We saw many people fishing from the shore and catching stocker trout. There are several trails, all of which start at the...More

3  Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I really enjoyed this run. I ran about 7.2 miles when I went out. I ran down close to the lake. More than half of the run felt like I was climbing but the elevation that I climbed wasn't to difficult. The other part of...More

2  Thank Jump007
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

the lake is beautiful set off away from the main areas, great hiking and fishing area , enjoyed the peacefulness of it

1  Thank acid22jw
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Clean, well-kept park with easy trails. Variety of birds for the birders. Lots of people were fishing the day we visited.

1  Thank RvResponsibly
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Took a nice walk through the forest. Beautiful lake, clean. People were fishing. Our three years old had a lot of fun.

1  Thank kaelsm
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We have three daughter the youngest being 6. They were able to hike the easy trails. We had a blast. We did 3.8 miles in about 2 hrs. Recommended for families who love the outdoors.

2  Thank jalonzo22
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Enjoyed the hiking and the scenery. Seven mile loop around the lake is intense, but there are shorter trail options available.

1  Thank LINDA H
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to take the loop trail since we didn't want to do the over 5 mile hike but still wanted to get some hiking in. The trail was great but needs to be better marked toward the division of the loop trail and the...More

2  Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Best place to take a stroll or jogg. You can also mountain bike or even fish here!! Dogs are welcome but you will have to clean up after them if they go on the trail....be kind to other hikers!!

1  Thank Ginaclark3
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We found this beautiful lake when we were driving around aimlessly admiring huge houses that we can't afford. The lake is formed by a dam that looks really new. There were people swimming and boating in it. Plus, we saw a few fishermen on the...More

3  Thank Wanderer790
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erwretired
17 October 2016|
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Response from S C | Reviewed this property |
should be now, easy to get to and trails are marked.
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