|60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque (2nd edition)
7. Waterfall Canyon
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The route described in Hike 7
does not follow the entire
"Waterfall Canyon Route"
The Special Area Closure
(Mar 1 - Aug 15)
protects rare bird species.
Please avoid both Fletcher Trail
and Movie Trail during this annual
Hike 7 ends at the base of the upper falls
(but you may continue onward, if you are so inclined)
OCTOBER 2016: The pay stations and permit boxes have been removed.
The Sandia Ranger District reports that the $3 parking permit is still required.
The hike now begins on the Piedra-La Luz Link (277), which begins across
the road from the parking lot. It continues north on a new trail segment that
roughly parallels the road and joins Piedra Lisa Trail as shown below: