Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near El Paso with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful walk! A lot of loose rocks being the only downfall! I will go back!

Awesome morning work with crisp cool air.

hiking
1 month ago

Great accessible El Paso trail. Nice view at the gap of both east and west. Several benches and lookouts along the way. Only downside is the scree rocks at first 1/3 mile. Use poles to save your ankles or take the first alternate trail to the right.

Great trail to hike, super easy just follow the map and have fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Avoid the first half mile of large loose rocks by taking Agave Trail to the right, right at the trailhead sign (it's not marked). It only adds a little distance but is oh so much better on footing. Then continue straight at the junction - this is marked, and follow Mundy's Gap trail. We ended up doing this by default, as we started out to hike Cottonwood Trail, but I'd had it with the large loose rocks by the junction. Did the ascent in just under 1 hour (we're late 50's), and the views at the Gap were so cool!

Great trail myself, my pregnant wife and daughter got up fairly quick. Coming down was a bit sketchy but made it down safely!!!

on Tom Mays Nature Walk

1 month ago

Easy trail, great for kids

Pluses are trail is very convenient, easy, and pretty. Typical dessert hike. Negative is it is "owned" by mountain bikers, VERY many of them essentially "demanding" the right of way constantly. careening downhill at > 20 mph

walking
2 months ago

This was a nice little hike for someone looking to get back into shape and enjoy nature. My boyfriend and our husky enjoyed it. Finding the actual entrance in was a challenge but I enjoyed seeing the different birds and cactus.
Once you get going rocks make a path so you know you’re going on the right direction, which I thought was clever.

Really easy on my knees. Scenic view and still in phone network range.

Great hike with my daughter n my 77 yr old friend with 2 dogs take water n snacks we went inside cave when we got to the mines, is rocky on some terrain

Fun hike! Lots of Deer if you go early.

hiking
2 months ago

A bit steep but worth it. Took my ten year old son and it took us an hour and sixteen minutes to complete. I would recommend hiking poles for the descent down. The description states 1..2 miles but the recording showed it was 2.2 miles.

Lots of loose rock from recent rain

hiking
2 months ago

This is the second time I've hiked this trail. So beautiful at sunrise, just remember a light of some sort! a few challenging spots but just take it slow there and you'll be good!

We parked at Camelot Estates and it was exactly 3 miles to the first little rock house and back.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a good hike for my two boys, ages 9 and 5, and our dog. We only did 3.1 miles but that was enough for the 5 year old. The trail is rocky but fairly flat and easy. We saw a couple rabbits and heard that someone saw a rattlesnake on the trail. Make sure to keep your eyes open for any of the wildlife along the trails.

Must of taken a wrong turn and ended up above the mines, made our way back down. So worth it! The mines were pretty cool to see, definitely going back with flashlights.

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

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it!!! It’s a lot of incline, lose rocks! I would recommend you take a hiking stick!

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great hike! I took my 10 year old along and he had no problem keeping up. When we got to the caves El Paso PD was there conducting extraction training. They took the time to explain what they were doing which my son loved. Shout out to our men and women in blue!

Moderate hike for me. The views up there are breathtaking. I came on a Thursday were they said it was close but they are always upen for hikes. The store is the one closed.
First time in El Paso but I loved it

on Thousand Steps Trail

3 months ago

Extremely beautiful views. New to the area, first trail hiked here. Great work out. I loved using the metal chains to climb up and down seemingly impassible rock formations. Not for children.

This is a nice trail that starts at the West Cottonwood Trailhead. It takes you to an area of trees and a small spring that it is more showy in the rainy season. From this area you start to walk by the steepest section of the trail, then you reach the rim of the mountain from were you have a beautiful view of the Franklin Mountains and the city of El Paso.

on Aztec Cave Trail

3 months ago

Great hike . Lots of rocks to slip on so be careful! Near the top is a little steep but the peace at the top of the caves is worth it !

hiking
4 months ago

It was moderate for 3/4 of the trail but the end near the caves is extremely steep. I could not make it to the top. My anxiety and vertigo became severe and after several panic attacks I sat on a boulder while my husband explored the caves. With the hazardous rock laden trail and its steepness, and my panic induced stops, it took a total of three hours.

This trail is moderate for experienced hikers and thrill seekers.

hiking
4 months ago

Took in the Tom Mays trail and the Upper Sunset Loop Trail and it was awesome. Getting in some quality exercise and the big plus is taking in nature. Wow.!

Good hike but the rocky trail surface is annoying and provides for a precarious trip down!

hiking
4 months ago

Great quick hike! It's a bit challenging towards the top but the caves up there provide a cool respite :)

good hike last little bit is tough but it was worth it. I will be back with a flashlight to negotiate the actual mines

mountain biking
4 months ago

awesome views , lots of wildlife , challenging trail

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