Comanche Peak Loop Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Comanche Peak Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near El Paso, 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
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

hiking
9 days ago

I followed this trail with the map. I started left went up the mountain until I got to range station sign. instead of going up further to range station you go right toward the first set of antennas. the problem with this hike is that there is a sign that says it is not a trail. once you reach the first set of antennas you basically have to pass in between them to get to the dirt road that takes you down. going down the dirt road is way easier so I recommend you start clockwise. one thing to note on this trail is that the sign that says its not a trail is there for a reason as you get closer to the antennas there are signs that say high radiation levels and the trail leads you straight thru them. for this reason I would recommend another trail.

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hiking
10 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. You start 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, you select one of the already established trails. In about 0.7 miles, you turn to the right and walk on another established trail. When you complete about 1.1 miles you will each 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, from this section you will have a very nice view of both east and west of El Paso. When you arrive to the intersection with the trail that goes to the Ranger Peak, turn to your left and walked down until you get the trail at the button of the mountain that will take you back to the same point where you 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
10 months ago