Ned Houk Park - Trail Running
Desert trail running near Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico offers over 3,000 acres of rolling terrain on dirt roads.
The Ned Houk Trail is a system of dirt roads. Runners and hikers have many options with how they want to explore. Whether they want to do an out and back, or a loop, there are lots of options. Running an 8:00 minute/mile pace will generally cover a seven mile loop in one hour if the winds are light. There are also options for nine and 12 mile loops.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The trail is mainly a two lane dirt road with some rocks, holes, and water erosion. Unfortunately, markings are minimal and various parts of the trail are swallowed by vegetation and tumbleweeds. Heavy winds are common, sometimes exceeding 40 mph.
Time To Complete
The trail system offers numerous options for runners to tailor a distance to their needs and schedule. You can either to do a loop or run an out and back. Choose your own journey.
Trail running at Ned Houk is great all year long. Watch out for rattlesnakes in the warmer months, especially if you have dogs.