East Cottonwood Spring Trail [CLOSED]

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Franklin Mountains State Park

East Cottonwood Spring Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,076 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Hike to East Cottonwood Spring over Mundys Gap Follow the main trail. At 0.58 miles there is a junction. Follow the main trail left. At 1.22 miles there is a wooden bridge. At 1.68 miles you arrive at Mundys Gap. Continue on the trail to the next junction for N. Franklin Peak or the Tin Mines. Follow the trail to the right about 100 yards, then leave the trail to the left - head south to the trees at East Cottonwood Spring.

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5 days ago

Car-Gap :05 Gap-TA Rest :04 TA-Gap :17 Gap-Car :51 Trip 2:35

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8 months ago

Mon May 27 2019

View at the end very nice, but way too many large loose rocks on the trail to fully enjoy it. Take Mundy's Gap to the peak!

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Thu May 16 2019

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Sat Mar 23 2019

Good trail. Had to carry my 4 year old son most of the way. Good views of east side and west side El Paso. Not a fan of the large rocks that make up the path in some parts. Overall good trail for parent/child time. Be wary that you make have to carry your child back to your vehicle.

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Thu Dec 21 2017

Not too hard of a trail. Good views and it is nice to see some trees.

Sun May 28 2017

The views are incredible!

Sun Apr 23 2017

A beautiful trail! Love to see the Cottonwood trees at the top of the mountain. Completely worth it!

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