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Tom Mays Unit Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Tom Mays Unit Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
600 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running

mountain biking
21 days ago

Rocky but pretty got discouraged and rode the road

7 months ago

Great hike for small group, some steep walking in areas.

9 months ago

Easy hiking, many flowers (cactus) and fossils!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Easy trail with some very good views of the Franklin Mountains and of very nice wildflowers.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Easy trail with a fantastic view of the Franklin Mountains. Some sections are eroded but you can still walk. Take time to observe the beautiful landscape and desert plants.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Made a loop out of it with the Upper Sunset Trail.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice little trail. Fun to ride without being to taxing or technical. Came down this after finishing the Lower Sunset trail.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The first time we hiked the Franklin Mountains at the Tom Mays Unit was on the year 2002. After several visits and several years past, at last, we tried the trail that bears the name of the unit. We started the journey at the parking lot that is at the end of the paved road inside the place. We walked our way back to the entrance gate located close to the highway 375, better known as the Trans-Mountain Road. The trail can be classified as easy. It runs kind of parallel to the paved road inside the park. It is mainly well marked and in very good condition. No matter what we mentioned before, we managed to loose the trail twice with not important consequences. This is a trail that we recommend for the entire family because is relatively simple an it is a good sample of the flora of the Chihuahua Desert. You will find plants as the lechuguilla, sotol, creosote bush, ocotillo, mesquite, acacia, prickly pear and the beautiful Texas rainbow cactus.

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mountain biking
Sunday, August 23, 2015