Not a shabby hike in Albuquerque ...
Point 6860' does not have an official name, but it is a good one for those seeking a comparatively easy hike and summit experience.
Located in the Manzano Open Space (east side of the city), I would estimate the hike to be approximately 1.5 miles each way.
The hike goes thorugh pretty desert hills and on top, I had a grand view of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains and many other peaks. If you love hiking
and the Duke City, then Point 6860' is worth your time.
Directions: If you have a smart phone or mapping system, the trailhead for the Manzano Open Space is at the end of Stagecoach Road SE.
To type it out: From Central Avenue and Tramway, go east on Central and turn right onto Four Hills Road. Head south on Four Hills Road for ~0.5 miles,
then at a fork, stay left and the road becomes Stagecoach Road. After another ~0.5 miles, Stagecoach Road
makes a sharp 90-degree right. Take that all the way to the end and park on the street wherever you can.
Point 6860' is on the right and is taller than its counterpart to the north.
May 17, 2015 - My hike began in the afternoon. Beyond the water tank, there is no well-marked trail, but there are many mountain bike trails and
an abandoned, decaying dirt road that leads to the saddle of both hills.
I didn't find it too difficult to pick a trail and work my way toward Point 6860'.