Mundys Gap Overlook

HARD 70 reviews

Mundys Gap Overlook is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.0 miles
1030 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


wild flowers

Hike to the Mundys Gap overlook 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.

1 month ago


2 months ago

Hard trail but well worth the hike. Beautiful views form the top.

4 months ago

Easy hike

4 months ago

Another good hike in fmsp

10 months ago

Great hike from Tom Mays park on the westside to the top of the mountain! The trail is well marked and kept up.

11 months ago

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I loved this hike! My buddy and I went at a good conversation pace and it took us a little over two hours to get from the North East side (where I parked my jeep) over to where we parked his truck on the West side. It was roughly 8 miles from NE to W side parking. According to my Apple Watch the hike had a little more than 1750 feet of elevation gain. Well maintained trail and we had 45 lbs rucks with no issues. I will definitely do this again!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Our first hike ever and with a 7 and 9 year old! Very steep and rocky. Extremely hot too! (End of September.) Go early! We crossed a lot of hikers and dogs. A few were turning back and one hiker was carrying his dehydrated puppy-foaming at the mouth. The views are gorgeous though and the kids liked the lizards.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It was really nice. if you start from the northeast, you can get to the west side. start early in the morning because in the afternoon the sun can really get you.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Short trail but very rocky. We kept going past the trail and came down Mundy's Gap.

Monday, April 04, 2016

I would definitely take the Agave trail up to where Cottonwood splits from the Mundy's Gap trail. This way you avoid the rocks and it's nicer view. When you get to the Cottonwoods, you may be able to continue up either to Mundy's Gap or North Franklin peak.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Great but too icy to reach Franklin peak

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The trail is rocky at the beginning which makes it difficult to enjoy the scenery.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The trail starts out very rocky which, maybe uncomfortable to those with weak ankles. Despite this, the trail possesses many great views and a variety of wildlife. Careful however, I spotted a rattlesnake in the area given the fact that the trail is full of crevices and holes for them to hide into.

Monday, February 02, 2015

The hike itself is a nice, moderate workout but the constantly shifting rocks on the path made this a real ankle and knee killer. I would recommend anyone who's not especially light on their feet (like myself) to bring walking sticks to keep you balanced when the rocks turn under your feet.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

beautiful! !!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Just took my visiting friend on this hike, it was memorable. The walk itself kept us breathing heavy but the pulse increased as we came across the first tarantula, the second then finally the very angry rattler just as we were starting to descend down toward the tin mines. Despite the drama, it is a trail that I'll likely do again and possibly even run it someday.
After today's incident with the snake, I would highly advise against letting your dogs be on a leash longer than 6ft or no leash at all, it was a close call. We were within 2ft of the snake before it alerted us.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Its just a tree, the views aren't that great but it is a quick little work out. Just because the trail says Cottonwood Spring doesn't mean theres an actual spring there... if you want to see springs go to the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Great trail if you start from Tom Mays side. Walking on rocks for a few stretches on this path can be a really good work out for your legs but make sure you wear shoes with good bottom support and cushion, you can also twist your ankle pretty easily so watch out for the rocky trails. Other than that, once you reach mid point and start the down hill hike towards tin mines you'll catch breath taking views and tons of butterflies and plants that you don't normally see in city limits. this trail is best on a cloudy day and when its not to hot due to the lack of shade. Take lots of water and stay on the trail. Overall on a scale of 1-10 for difficulty I rate this trail a 4 mainly because of the conditioning side to this trail.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Hiked this trail a few months ago, it's the main route heading to the ridge line at the park. Several other trails are accessible from Mundy's Gap making it well traveled. Despite the areas of washout over the years, the Texas State Park employees have done a tremendous job repairing different sections of the trail. Other than the Ron Coleman trail, (which is much more difficult) this is the best trail in the Franklin Mountains to get impressive views.

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