Comanche Peak Loop Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Comanche Peak Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mission Hills, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is a trail located at the Franklin Mountains State Park at El Paso Texas. The trail starts at The Palisades Canyon. The entrance to this canyon is located at the Scenic Drive near the foot of the mountains. We started in the dirt road at the entrance. This road will eventually conduct you to the top where the telecommunication antennas are. Instead of following the road, we selected one of the already established trails. In about 0.7 miles, we turned to the right and walked on another established trail. When we completed about 1.1 miles we reached the dirt road again. By following the road, you will reach the antennas, including the one in the Comanche Peak. Staying away of the antennas will keep you out of trouble. At the end of the dirt road you will find a trail that pretty much follows the rim of the mountain. When we arrived to the intersection with the trail that goes to the Ranger Peak, we turned to our left and walked down until we got the trail at the button of the mountain that took us back to the same point where we started. The winter time brought some low temperatures with a cold breeze but never the less it was a wonderful day for hiking. We enjoyed the view in both east and west of El Paso.

hiking
7 months ago