I went for a run on this trail. it's was nice, however pretty rocky and hard to run on. I would recommend biking this trail. would be a fun easy ride.

Fun trail to go with kids and dogs, not too too exciting, but always a great local place to get outside!!

1 month ago

Fairly easy trail to hike. Have hiked it several times with my dogs. Nice views of the mountains.

Very nice hike in the Franklins. Not too difficult and nice scenery.

Nice trail with some very good views. I did not hike the whole trail, 11 miles is too much for me. The section that I did hike was not too hard and had some nice wildflowers.

easy hike, morning is better even in the fall the heat catches up.
great scenery. shared with bikers. lots of rocky spots.

a worthy trail, good scenery, nice and quiet.

mountain biking
4 months ago

This is a fun trail! It's a great fun fast trail not very technical but with the fun woo hoo factor!!!! however buyer beware, in my opinion there are really no truly easy trails in El Paso . you have to contend with the sun ,the wind ,sharp plants ,animals that want to kill you and did I mention baby heads? if you can ride here you can ride anywhere

I've done this several times, watch for dog poop everywhere. on weekends lots of bikers early in the morning.

one of best trails I loved good for starting people I recommended

Good trail, a lot of bike riders.

trail running
7 months ago

Cost 5 dollars but payment isn't until you already get on to the trail for a bit, great trail for running, moderate amount of traffic on Saturday mornings steady incline all the way up

mountain biking
9 months ago

Fun trail that rolls through the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. Great mix of easy climbs and little descents. It is very busy though. I went on Easter Sunday 2017 and I saw at least 25 bikers/hikers on the trail system.

Video: https://youtu.be/Lr6oMT6VMX8

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Be sure to wear hiking boots. Big, sharp rocks were frequent on this trail, which damaged my walking shoes. The path is narrow. Depending on the size of your dog, might be easier to use a long leash instead of a short one.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice easy flat trail, you will encounter mountain bikers frequently on this trail.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cardiac Hill is by far my favorite trail in the Franklin Mountains. I hike it several times each year.

Friday, September 30, 2016

In response to another review....yes there are a bunch of loose rocks...welcome to the desert! Yes I wish we had trails that were smooth with some Aspen trees but being in El Paso we adjust to what is available. This trail was not too bad. In fact it was my favorite trail to mountain bike so far in El Paso. Nice twists and turns. Only a few difficult areas where I had to walk my bike. But there were some nice, speedy areas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

To get to the trailhead of this nice place, take US-54 on direction to Alamogordo. Exit on Kenworthy St. Turn to your left to the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Then, turn to your left on the Jon Cunningham Blvd. Straight ahead you will find a big city park where you can leave your car. To access the Franklin Mountains State Park, just climb the big water contention ditch and go left. When you reach the park entrance you will be in the Old Tin Mine Trail Road. Be alert because not very far from there you will see the sign for The Maze Trail. You will follow The Maze Trail that runs kind of parallel with the Old Tin Mine Road. In about 2.3 miles, this trail merge with the Cardiac Hill Trail. Follow the Cardiac Hill Trail to the right. Ahead you will find a junction on the trail. Go to your left. Keep going until you reach a dirt road. That road is the Blue Moon Road and it marks the end of your walk. You will see a sign for the Cardiac Hill Trail there. Time to go back by using the same trail until you reach the place where The Maze and the Cardiac Hill Trail meet. This time follow the Cardiac Hill Trail by going straight ahead. At the end of the trail you will reach the entrance of the park where your journey started. This is a moderate walk that uses two different trails in the middle of the beautiful desert near El Paso Texas. We need to mention that these trails are not shown on the map, but they are there, and are visited by bikers and hikers.

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