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Little Walnut Peak Park, NM

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Trailhead Elevation 6,425 feet
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Gomez Peak Loop Little Walnut
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Angel Loop Trail#717
- Relatively few elevation changes
- Difficulty level: moderate

Pinon Loop Trail #711
- Open, lightly wooded
- Difficulty level: easy
- Length: 1.5 miles
- Popular with hikers and cyclists

Gomez Peak Trail #71
- Steep and rocky terrain
- Difficulty level: difficult/strenuous
- Length: 1 mile
- Scenic view from top of peak
- NOT a loop trail: out & back
- Popular with hikers; few cyclists
- Not suited for equestrians

Dragon Trail #718
- Steep and rocky terrain
- Difficulty level: difficult
- Length: 1.75 miles
- Not heavily used
- Unshaded and hot in summer
- May form a loop with Angel Tr.

Picnic Loop Trail #714
- Shaded, few elevation changes
- Difficulty level: easy to moderate
- Length: 2.5 miles
- Popular with hikers and cyclists
- Frequent wildlife sightings
- Trailhead is found in main campground at north end cul-desac

Wagonwheel Loop Trail #700
- Mostly open, shaded, sandy
- Difficulty level: easy
- Length: 2 miles
- Popular with hikers, cyclists, and equestrians
- Frequent wildlife sightings
- Alternate entrance from Little Walnut Rd. at Wagon Wheel subdivision

Mountain Loop Trail #719
- Steep, rocky, shaded terrain
- Difficulty level: difficult
- Length: 1.7 miles
- Popular with hikers; seldom used by cyclist or equestrians
- Provides the only access to the peak of 80 Mountain

80 Mountain Trail #710
- Steep, rocky, unshaded terrain
- Difficulty level: difficult
- Length: 0.5 mile
- Not heavily used due to difficulty
- NOT a loop trail: out & back
- Great views from the top
- Length: 1.5 miles
- Popular with hikers & cyclists
- Western portions of this loop are unshaded and very hot in summer.

Divide Access Trail #712
- Mostly open and shaded
- Difficulty level: easy
- Length: 1 mile
- Popular with hikers, cyclists and equestrians
- Provides access from Little Walnut Picnic Grounds to the CDNST

Day Use Area
Located just outside Silver City, the Little Walnut-Gomez Peak picnic grounds provide a pleasant day use area for small or large groups and individuals/families. The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during spring, summer and fall; winter hours vary according to weather conditions.

The Silver City Ranger District offers three reservable large group picnic areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use area, as well as individual picnic sites. All areas have vault toilets, picnic grills, and tables. In addition, the largest area also offers added amenities of a covered shelter, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.

For all areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use areas, no firewood is available and overnight camping is prohibited. For group sites, rentals must be paid at time of reservation and rental fee is non-refundable.

For information on the picnic areas, see: Little Walnut (East, West, Individual/Family) or Gomez Peak Large Group Area.

For reservations, please contact the Silver City Ranger District at 575-388-8201.

HAZ Founder History
Dad was a host at Little Walnut in the early '90s. This was before I would ever consider hiking. I asked him what people did at the park. "Oh some hike Gomez Peak or picnic. The Continental Divide is nearby. I've met a couple backpackers in the past few months. Most just come and dump their garbage on the property to stick it to Uncle Sam"

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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To hike
From Silver City, travel north on Little Walnut Creek Road for approximately 6 miles.

When the road curves to the west there will be signs for the picnic and day use areas.
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