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Thousand Steps Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,423 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no shade

Advanced day pass reservations required; face coverings recommended; gathering of groups larger than five people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household; maintain six-foot social distancing. Visitors should check the Texas State Parks Alert Map regularly for the latest status of parks. Hike from N. Stanton St to the Wyler Aerial Tramway and Ranger Peak. From the parking area, climb the road to the water tank. Follow the trail east from the tank and up hill. The trail will turn right around the arroyo, then right again and downhill. The trail will continue on the road around a left curve. DO NOT take the trail going uphill to the poles. At a 4 way intersection at 0.8 miles look for a narrow trail on the left that proceeds straight up the spur to a rock house far up the spur. Follow that trail up to the rock house. At the rock house, go to the left around the rock house, then find the trail continuing up the spur. At 1.45 miles you come to a fork joining the Wyler Ridgeline Trail #1. Take the fork right to get to the tramway. Return via reverse route.

hiking
no shade
18 days ago

hiking
rocky
23 days ago

Awesome trail :)

no shade
off trail
rocky
30 days ago

nice hiking trail, awesome view and breezy .rocky need a good hiking shoes. coming down is more challenging than going up.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice Trail.

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail. very rocky so wear boots with ankle protection. Great view from the top. Opportunities to go off trail but be careful. Old military aircraft crash at top of trail but you have to go off trail. There are some nice flat path areas but overall it's uneven and rocky.

hiking
1 month ago

Love the trail. Terrible that the city refuses to open it right now. Doesn’t mean we don’t go. It would be nice to do it without having to sneak out there.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail, give yourself plenty of time. A lot of inclines but worth the effort.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Nice trail. Dog friendly. Little to no shade. Would recommend.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Challenging steps. Feels good to at the top.

no shade
rocky
4 months ago

no shade
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 months ago

loved the challenge. the views are great.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

really good challenge! enjoyed the views!

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Very challenging trail with beautiful views. My three kids were able to finish it and the youngest is 5. We also had our dog. I loved this one! Best in the fall/cooler temperatures for sure.

hiking
8 months ago

There are quite a few places to rest on this trail. Overall, definitely worth the 2 hour trip for me. I used poles the entire time and they helped especially for going down. Lots of bees for some reason!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice but challenging trail with lots of rocks

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