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Fun trail, it's possible to get off track but not too bad. Once you turn to start going up the mountain just keep going up the trail and you'll run right into the cave. It was pretty awesome.

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3 months ago

Good trail! It's easy to get off the correct path, especially if your goal is to find the cave. Now the cave isn't your typical entrance of a cave. It's literally a hole in the ground at the top left side and can be easily missed. Once we found the hole we were a little discouraged and didn't think we'd be able to get out but we made it down and out with no problems, just focus on your foot placement and you will be fine, I do recommend bringing flashlights and even a change of clothes such as extra shirt because there is a point in the cave where you will have to crawl but It's really a great experience and definitely encourage anyone to at least attempt this and you will be so proud and accomplished. I would do it again for sure.

This time I visited the Anthony Gap Cave with my granddaughter Natalia. We had a great time going inside, although we did not go to the end because water on the floor. We decided to return not by the trail but by the ridge of the cave mountain, it seems difficult but it is not, you only have to take care of the lechuguillas, and walk not too fast. Definitely this is a place to visit with the family; the trail is steep and rocky in some sections but not difficult to walk.

This is a very nice and well maintained trial; you start in the state of New Mexico and you end up in the state of Texas. Just a little steep and rocky in some sections but not difficult to walk, it does not take long to get to the cave. Once at the top, take a moment to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is not hard to enter the cave; you will have a pleasant experience if you try. It was nice to be inside, I did not reach the end of the cave because there was water on a section due to the rainy season, for sure I get there the next time I come.

Kept hearing people talk or ask about this trail but no one I knew had done it so I went to find it. Required a little offroading to get to the trailhead. Definitely not meant for cars. You can park and walk back to the trailhead though. The hike itself is short and I'd probably say moderate. But the cave was awesome. It was about 15ft down and then you had to crawl roughly 100ft to get to one of the bigger rooms. Then there's a hole in the back that leads to an even bigger room. I had so much fun exploring it. I recommend it for anyone.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great rocks and if course the cave!!!!

We did this trail on June 2015. We started at the trail to the Antony Cave near the Ohara Rd. We went down the mountain close to the cave and took the arroyo to the left until we reached the Hitt Canyon Loop. We hiked all the loop but instead to completed at the arroyo, we returned by the Northern Pass. The Hitt Canyon Loop is an easy trail that does not take you to much time to complete it. That is why we included it in the total of 9.6 miles trail we did. Hiking by the arroyo is a very pleasurable experience, more sand than rocks, not difficult to hike, nice view of the canyon and the mountains. The Northern Pass is a well maintained trail that we like to hike. This area at the north end of the mountain range, is beautiful, we have been here several times. These arroyos, canyons and mountains are very enjoyable places we love to visit.

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Short but challenging hike to a hidden cave that at times was difficult to track path. Going on a weekday will almost ensure you're the only one there if you like solitude. Be wary of the gun range on the other side of the ridge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Very short hike although it is somewhat steep. The cave is pretty extensive, the opening can be entered and exited by most without climbing gear although I would not recommend it for anyone without at least a small amount of bouldering experience. Be prepared to get extremely dirty and extremely hot and sweaty. To get past the first hundred feet of the cave you will need to crawl on your belly. Once you pass the first crawling section the cave becomes extremely humid and hot(note I did this in winter). Also be aware that some belly crawl passages will not have space to turn around and will dead end, so be prepared to crawl out backwards. Definitely not for the claustrophobic.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

great hike and cool cave. We only dared to go in about 20 feet - and we did bring a rope just for safety. Flashlights too. Four stars only because it was rather short, I prefer a little longer hikes. Definitely worth checking out. Saw a horned toad on the way back down.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Started this hike in the early evening and while it doesn't take long to get to the cave, the change in elevation is constant and could be challenging for those not accustomed to steep climbs at high altitudes. The trail splits near the Gap, stay to the left and up the south of the mountain. The cave itself is actually more like a vertical hole in the mountain face (as opposed to the other caves in the Franklin Mountains which are easily seen from a distance) Entrance is steep and you will need a headlight inside. It is also recommended to bring someone along with you if you plan on exploring.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This is a great hike you do have to be wary of those who might be shooting all in all lots of fun if you're gonna go in the cave make sure you have rope light and had protection you will be on your belly

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Significant elevation gain for those of us who don't do this kind of thing regularly. Bring water. No shade on this hike mid day. Be careful of shooters at "the range". No backstop and they will be shooting towards the trail. I had to rough it back to stay out of their line of fire. Good hiking boots a must. Bring a rope and a friend to enter cave. Could prob scale it with some experience. From the saddle between the two highest peaks, hike up the left peak. Trail is obvious until you get to the ridgeline. Just past there look for small stacked rocks. Follow them almost straight up towards the peak to the cave. Entrance is higher up than you would think. Awesome views.