Palisades Canyon Loop

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Palisades Canyon Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,079 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This trail is part of a series of trails that head towards Bliss Army and up into Franklin Mountain Park offering you the ability to connect with other trails.

hiking
17 minutes ago

Good trail with a nice variety of elevation. Took my 10 year old and she did great.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for a hike. Didn't even know this exist here in West Central El Paso.

6 months ago

fun, easy

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy hike. Took my 10 yr old akita ... he did great. Views are good especially taking a couple of side trails that overlook the west side. Took a nice pano of the upper valley. Definitely do this again ... great one for the old dog!

hiking
7 months ago

Fun! Climbs were challenging and views were stupendous

hiking
7 months ago

Fairly easy hike not too far from town. Not the most scenic but still a nice walk.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

The Palisades Canyon Loop is in the Franklin Mountains State Park at El Paso Texas. The entrance is located close to the Scenic Drive. There, you will find a network of trails and roads. We visited this loop two times this month. On our second visit we improved our original experience. For our walk, we selected some of the already established trails, trying to make the loop as lengthy as possible. The idea was to create a loop starting at the E. Robinson Ave., connect to the trailhead that is at the end of the Stanton St., climb the nearby hill and back to were we started. In the second visit we went to the very end of the loop at the traihead named Thousand Steps Trail, near the Stanton Street. About the mile 2.2 from E. Robinson trailhead, following the map, you have to turn to your right, but the trail is not clear, so you have to choose the best point to walk by the hill and intersect with the trail that takes you directly to the Stanton Street. We returned by the Thousand Steps Trail as is shown on the map. Almost about to complete the small loop we turned to our right, a cairn is there, and went down by the trail on the hill. This part of the loop trail, which goes around the network of trails, exists but is not shown on the map. In our way to the top of the nearby hill, we walked close to a small rock canyon. For us this was the highlight of the trip. Then we continued our journey toward the E. Robinson Ave. This is an easy trail but it is a good example of the typical Franklin Mountains surroundings, and we think best represents the complete Loop at the Palisades Canyon.

trail running
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Easy trail to grab that doesn't require a parking pass (cost money). The trail loosely follows a creek towards and into the Franklin Mountain Park and appears to connect with trails within Franklin Mnt. Park system.

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