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Best trails in Franklin Mountains State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Franklin Mountains State Park, Texas? AllTrails has 51 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Franklin Mountains State Park ranging from 1.1 to 12.8 miles and from 4,117 to 5,958 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing bird/nature watching and picnicking. Visit for the day or camp overnight. 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. 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. Entrance Fees Adult: $5 Daily Child 12 Years and Under: Free Group - Adult: Contact the Park

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Map of trails in Franklin Mountains State Park
Park information
Acreage:
24247 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Contact
915/566-6441
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Top trails (51)
#1 - El Paso Tin Mines Trail
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#2 - Aztec Cave Trail
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 46 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#3 - South Franklin Mountain via Ron Coleman Trail
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#4 - North Mount Franklin Trail
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#5 - Mundys Gap Overlook
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#6 - Thousand Steps Trail
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#7 - South Franklin Mountain via Ron Coleman Trail from Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to COVID 19. The route shown on this page has the hiker starting on Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive and using the Ron Coleman Trail to rShow more
#8 - B-36 Crash Hike
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#9 - Lost Dog Trail Loop
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
#10 - McKelligon Canyon Road
Franklin Mountains State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain sShow more
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