Bill Spring Loop Hike
East side of Sandias near Doc Long's
Class I+ - 4.25mi / 6.8km
WF Car: 30
Hike description written by
Terri & David Wallis
Depart Doc Long's parking lot.
Hike on Bill Spring Trail to Oso Corredor Trail (sign says Faulty
Follow Oso Corredor to junction with Faulty Trail
Follow left (lower) fork (Faulty Trail) south to Sulphur Canyon (see Note)
Continue on Faulty Trail to Cienega Horse Bypass Trail
Horse Bypass Trail to Paved Cienega Spring access road
Down hill through Sulphur Canyon PL and back to Doc Long's PL.
This route is approx 4.25mi / 6.8km with an elevation
variance of 620ft (7260-7880) / 290m (2210-2400).
Note: The "true" Faulty Trail crosses Bill
Spring Trail at the fenced-in well house. The trail between Oso Corredor
and Sulphur Canyon Trails could be considered an alternate Faulty Trail.
(It is marked and shown on some maps as the Faulty Trail.) The two "Faulty"
trails join at their intersection with the Sulphur Canyon Trail.
Map (hike route marked in
NM Mtn Club Website