Whether you are a casual hiker or a serious athletic hiker, there is a trail for you. Explore historical trails that follow the paths of the old Cloud Climbing railroad, walk through the rich forest areas, enjoy panoramic views of the Tularosa Basin.
A. Trestle Recreation Area - www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lincoln/recarea/?recid=34242
B. Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail - www.traillink.com/trail/cloud-climbing-trestle-trail/
C. Rim Trail - www.fs.usda.gov/internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5414078.pdf
D. Osha Trail - www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-mexico/osha-trail--2
E. Bluff Springs - www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lincoln/recarea/?recid=40310
The National Forest Service Has an Interactive Map to Download.
This provides essential visitor information allowing you to discover the unique sites and recreational opportunities at Lincoln National Forest. Plan your trip, make the most of your visit, and connect with us!
Through these interpretive tours, visitors and armchair travelers alike can learn more about the area’s diverse natural and cultural history. Featuring audio, image galleries, and historic imagery, it tells the story of our rich landscape through the eyes and words of those dedicated to preserving it.
Easily access valuable information, including recreational opportunities, location and way-finding information, Visitor Center locations, and stay up to date with alerts and events. Maps allow visitors to explore our forest and locate trails and points of interest.
Downloading will store content on your device, so you can continue to access the tour and information when there is no cell coverage in the forest.
Additionally, you may order maps and access an interactive web map accessible on your computer:
Prior to your visit, you might consider ordering; for the Cloudcroft area, you'll want to order the Lincoln (Smokey Bear & Sacramento Districts) map - the cost is $14.00.
This link is to the Main Lincoln County Page: https://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln
This link is to the main map site https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lincoln/maps-pubs
This link is to the map ordering page: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd571175.pdf
Main National Forest service map - https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html
The Cloudcroft US Forest Service phone number is (575) 682-2551