hiking

views

nature trips

wild flowers

walking

birding

wildlife

trail running

dog friendly

dogs on leash

mountain biking

kid friendly

horseback riding

The park conducts tours open to the general public. These ranger-led tours are conducted on the first and third weekends of the month. Reservations are preferred, with tours limited to ten persons. If attendance allows, others will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, call the park office. Tours depart from the park's front entrance at 8 a.m. during the summer months and 9 a.m. during the winter months. Special arrangements for clubs, scout groups, school groups, or any group of more than 8 persons is available, depending upon staffing. Please call the park office for more information. The park reserves the right to limit the number of hikers in a tour group or to cancel trips due to weather conditions. For all tours/general hiking in the Franklin Mountains, wear good shoes, preferably hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, and travel in pairs. Always bring plenty of water and snacks. Cell phones are advised if available.

trail running
1 day ago

Great trail, can be difficult at times to find the path.

Took my dogs out on an easy walk. No shade and not real busy but worth a walk. My dogs had a great time with this walk.

Tough!

Steep and rocky hike but worth the views. I wouldn’t recommend in the summer since there’s no shade. Definitely worth it, the highest point in El Paso. Lots of cholla cacti near the peak.

hiking
24 days ago

Not for people with knee problems.

Took my dogs on the trail. They loved it. No shade so they did get quite a bit thirsty. 10/10 would walk my dogs again.

The trail is challenging but coming down on the Wyler tramway was amazing!!! Great last Sunday hike

hiking
29 days ago

Man this was a hard trek!! We fell off the trail multiple times and just ended up creating our own path for most of the way up, thanks for the amazing rock formations that kept us on the trail at the start! Amazing views the entire way but was definitely challenging! Everything pokes ya and there’s nothing to hold on to when climbing the rocks that won’t hurt haha! We loved it though and it felt amazing to finish it when I wanted to give up because of the heat!

hiking
1 month ago

Can’t wait to do this trail again

It was a nice trail. Easy to follow a bit rocky but I wouldn’t rate this trail as difficult more moderate. Lizards galore it was a nice sight

nature trips
1 month ago

My 7yr old loves this trail! Perfect for kids and the birdwatching is so cool!

hiking
1 month ago

pretty neat trail. a little diificult at the top due to loose material. disappointed that you can no longer see any pictographs. please don't let your dog poop in the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my coolest hikes with my kids to this date. its a hard hike for kiddos 7 and 8, but if they like to explore... a scratch and bruce its treasure.

It's so beautiful here!! love this trail

hiking
1 month ago

Second time doing this trail this time early morning to get to the top to watch the sunrise. It’s a tough hike and definitely some challenging spots. Sections that are steep and have loose rocks.

really fun trail to take the kids on.

hiking
1 month ago

this is thus far the most challenging trail i have been on. i struggled finding the trail until i started using the app. thank you to those who build the rock formations. i wouldnt recommend kids or dogs, but not all kids are equal. read up on it before you go. https://www.google.com/amp/s/davetzold.com/2012/07/08/b-36-crash-franklin-mountains-1953/amp/

awesome hike, definitely recommend this.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my dogs out to find some good hiking trails since moving from Colorado. This trail is a nice one, a bit steep towards the caves, but beautiful views once you get to the top. Dogs loved the caves as well.

hiking
1 month ago

This was our first hike moving here to El Paso and we thought it was a great start! Definitely gets a little harder near the top due to elevation but it’s short enough to still enjoy without getting too tired. Very popular during the afternoon but if you go in the morning it seems to be clear!

Very easy to get off course. If you’re like us, you’ll take the first right which will eventually lead you into a gravel valley area. We went right up the crevasse (instead of out, like I believe was intended). We tracked it using the app and made our way back out to the normal trail but not before some rock climbing through mild vegetation. Either way, it was very cool and the views were great. Might be harder for small children due to the intense climb back up the hill at the end.

At the start of the trail, you turn right (left is Mundy trail), and from there on out you can choose either direction because they take you to the same place, the glider take off. Great for resting, eating, views, you name it. From then take the left trail (will merge with Mundy trail again) and follow the signs. It will all loop back to the beginning. One of my favorite hikes so far!

Paved all the way up. Was great for biking, running, and training (we filled out packs with weights). The views aren’t as spectacular as some other trails of the same length but it was still cool!

Definitely not easy. I personally wouldn’t take young kids or pets unless you’ve all hiked a hard trail before. That being said it was challenging and definitely one of the coolest hikes I’ve done yet. For first timers I would suggest going to the Last Sunday Hike that Wyler does for free at the end of every month.

Nice easy walk with some cool bird watching right at the start. Great for all ages.

Nice and fairly easy trail. I only logged 11 miles for this trail though and we did the entire route it shows(so dont know what happened). Great areas to go off trail and do some extra little climbs with some beautiful views with the rocks. Definitely a must do trail.

Loved the cottonwood spring. Perfect for a picnic! The area where the trees and the spring is are so gorgeous. Will be back again. Definitely take the Agave loop instead of the rocks

hiking
1 month ago

Is too easy

Is too easy

We are beginner hikers with four small children (ages 4, 3, 2 and 1). This trail was definitely difficult for us, but the view at the top was breathtaking and we made it to the end!

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