McKelligon Canyon Bike Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

McKelligon Canyon Bike Trail is a 4.7 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles
718 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers


5 days ago

safe place to practice cycling , running...or nature walk.

trail running
12 days ago

challenging run, great views on the way down. it's paved all the way up with some smaller gravel trails for the adventurers. I recommend starting early on the morning so you can see the sunrise on the city on the way down. I would definitely do it again.

3 months ago

It’s moderated! I enjoy that hiking along with my 6yr old he made it to the top we had two brake one going up and one coming down.

5 months ago

I like to walk this trail after work in the morning El Paso was lucky to have such a pretty trail. Right now the desert Willows are in bloom and are very showy. Like anything in the desert go early or you will be hot!

5 months ago

Run it!

6 months ago

Took my dogs out on an easy walk. No shade and not real busy but worth a walk. My dogs had a great time with this walk.

road biking
7 months ago

Paved all the way up. Was great for biking, running, and training (we filled out packs with weights). The views aren’t as spectacular as some other trails of the same length but it was still cool!

9 months ago

It’s a good climb , but wasn’t happy about all the stupid Graffiti it’s just a shame that some people can’t just enjoy the place ☹️

road biking
Monday, October 16, 2017

Great area with cliff and flats. Close at 10 pm

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Mckelligon has beautiful views

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I was dead on the first few actual steps but there were plenty of rocks to sit on and take a breather - make sure you bring enough water and take breaks when you need

Monday, October 10, 2016

It's a great work out. If you are out of shape and don't run or do any cardio. It will take your breath away n you will get tired but boy is it worth.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Non emergency vehicles should be restricted during certain times. They speed , even the parks and wildlife trucks and city of El Paso. I was scared.

Monday, June 13, 2016

11 June 2016
My first time here, it was beautiful. I lived in El Paso not a full year, I plan on going back here.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

My wife and I live just under a mile from the foot of this trail. We were able to get a puppy from home, to the turn around in the valley, and back to home without the puppy giving up. Now, she's a tough girl, but a total of about 6.5 miles is pretty good. I say this so that it can be used for perspective. Running it would obviously hold separate challenges, but most people would be able to complete and enjoy this trail. The entire road up has at least a 4 feet wide "sidewalk" to stay away from the traffic. There is also bathroom facilities up top and a gas station right near the bottom. Overall, a great way to get outside with older children, your bike, or a dog like us.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

This trail is actually an access road leading into the canyon. I used to run this route once a week while I was in the military for physical training, and it will burn you out! Most people walk the road, as riding a bike can be grueling on the uphill climb through the canyon. The place is pretty active in the early mornings during the week and weekends.

Monday, March 31, 2014

I went out and had an amazing time on this hike. The first hill is the hardest and steepest to climb, and then it's a steady and challenging hike the rest of the way up. I went early on a Saturday morning, around 8 a.m. and there were already quite a bit of hikers and cyclists already there. There are plenty of beautiful views and the road is marked with mile markers. Beware, there are no restrooms and ensure to bring plenty of water. The hike took me 1 hour and 30 minutes and according to my phone app, I burned 1035 calories! Not bad for a quick hike with breathtaking views, plenty of people around and lots of fun!

Happy Hiking!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'll tell you what, its one hell of a jog. Long peaceful jog though.

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