Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park anmeldelser, El Paso

Franklin Mountains State Park
4.5
Hva folk sier
North Summit Franklin mountains.
Var i El Paso med venner medio juli 2014. Jeg og en venn bestemte seg for å klatre opp i nord Summit. Det var varmt ut, men som vi gjorde vår assent luften var frisk og frisk slik at vi ikke kunne føle varmen så mye. Området er dekket i løs steiner så selv om fjellet er ikke så høye, er det vanskelig å klatre opp. Det er omtrent 90 graders vinkel i tillegg til å kjempe mot. Løypa er merket med lille rosa båndet så oppover til vi var i stand til å se hvilke måter du kan gå. Det er lite tar å utforske i andre retninger også, så det handler om avgjørelser. En gang på kanten er det imidlertid ikke like tydelig markert så alt vi kunne gjøre er å dra opp. Det er en bratt så hver gang vi trodde vi var på toppen, vil vi komme deg til topps og se en annen Pear for å klatre opp til. LOL. Jeg tror det var fire samlet til slutt når toppen. Utsikten når på kanten og opp og fantastisk men. Du kan se for km rundt. Vanligvis er det enklere og raskere å komme seg ned men på dette fjell som ikke er tilfellet. Jeg bokstavelig talt måtte gå ned bakover i tydeligere deler mange ganger over Ridge område og under kanten jeg måtte gå ned mot sidelengs på grunn av den løse steiner. Det var omtrent fem timer tur/retur. Vi i gang om morgenen og ferdig tidlig på ettermiddagen. Hva du skal ta eller slitasje: fjellsko og fottur polene for stabilitet. Begge kom veldig praktisk siden jeg bare falt én gang og min venn falt fire ganger på veien ned. Ha en hatt for å holde solen av ansiktet og halsen, et håndkle selv om du ikke svette, vi frøs vannflasker og tok tre en hver i en ryggsekk. Hvis du likte ikke knkw hvor du kommer når du ankommer, spør og tydeliggjøre som de ønskede kartene gir die og gir liten info på sporet eller området. Vi brukte Cottonwood-inngang og parkering. Jeg foreslår at hver og en av de drar til nord Summit gjøre det samme. Hadde en flott tid, veldig terapeutisk. Så mange interessante formasjoner og det var interessant å se de ulike plantene på forskjellige nivåer av høyde. Det er et øye nedover veien på baksiden av parken som var interessant å se og de har sykkelstier rundt bunnen av fjell hvor det er noen løse steiner. Kommer tilbake til å gjøre det south Summit snart forhåpentligvis.

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4.5
419 anmeldelser
Ypperlig
241
Svært bra
137
Gjennomsnittlig
30
Dårlig
8
Forferdelig
3

SusanB
6 bidrag
des. 2021
As Dennis R mentioned in his review from November this trail is rated as moderate level and good for kids. After reading reviews my friend and I felt confident we could handle it. I'm an active senior with regular walking, hiking, cycling and horseback riding. My friend 30's, is also active and fit. On the flat areas it's easy to walk on the large loose rocks. As the incline increases it becomes difficult to get a foothold as even large rocks are loose. I fell down twice on the descent and my friend once. There is rebar projecting out of some of the wooden plank reinforcements. The wooden bridge was shaky and questionable. Agree that children under 10 would need assistance unless quite agile and athletic. It's a beautiful park and the caves are fun to explore with a great view looking outward so I'm rating 4 stars. Be aware of potential for falls and use caution if you break easily!
Skrevet 27. desember 2021
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Alfredo C
3 bidrag
des. 2021
The park is a gem. Wonderful views of the Upper valley and beyond, and accessible hikes. People bring their dogs and for picnic. The park is kept very clean, and the visitor center is staffed by helpful park rangers and has nice souvenirs. The one downside is the way into the park (Tom Mays entrance, it seems to be called). If you drive from the west (eastbound on 375) it is very easy to miss the left turn towards the entrance. With cars going 60 or 65 mph behind you it is hard to identify the turn. It is much easier to enter from the Westbound lanes. Better signage would help.
Skrevet 25. desember 2021
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lilylily102
London, UK8 bidrag
des. 2021
I don't know if if was us or our sat nav but we were led up blind alleys a couple of times and eventually gave up trying. I researched and downloaded all the available directional material but we stil could not find the right access road. Sorry to have missed it but perhaps some better signage would have helped
Skrevet 16. desember 2021
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Dennis R
Charleston, SC83 bidrag
nov. 2021
Since Covid there has been zero maintenance on this trail. While it is listed on various sites as easy to moderate it is NOT. The total lack of maintenance has led the last quarter of the trail to be very difficult and certainly NOT for small children. There are many of the steps missing completely requiring you to bushwack and hand over hand climb rocks. The surface leading up to the caves is very broken and slick due to loose gravel and sand. Difficult in the last several hundred feet going up and extremely difficult coming down. The elderly, small children and small pets CANNOT climb this and must be carried, which makes it even more dangerous. In my opinion only very experienced hikers/climbers should attempt this. It should probably be closed until repairs can be made. It's only a matter of time until someone gets seriously injured or killed.
Skrevet 17. november 2021
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Ginny Z
West Chester, PA412 bidrag
okt. 2021
We love the Texas State Parks. They feel like national parks. Franklin Mountains offers a variety of trails from short and easy to long and difficult. Most of the trails are loose gravel. Our favorite hike was the Aztec Caves. Although marked as 1.3 moderate, it is more like 2 miles and strenuous in areas. The last quarter mile is steep and basically a rock scramble. The effort, though, is worth it with beautiful views.
Skrevet 16. oktober 2021
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Claudia10229
Dallas, TX263 bidrag
okt. 2021
The Franklin Mountains apparently have many different entrance points. We drove to the address listed as McKelligon and sure enough that is what I remembered from my childhood years. At the end of the road is a loop that showed lots of gravel and large rocks due to previous rain storms in El Paso. Fascinating to see how strong Mother Nature can be. At the end of the loop was a trail head that said Ron Coleman hike. There were several people hiking up the desert trail. We thought the trail was closed so didn't dress for a long hike but still went up for 45 minutes each direction.

Many people were parking at the bottom of the gate and walking on the road up to the trail head.
Skrevet 15. oktober 2021
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Aln357
Anacoco, LA427 bidrag
okt. 2021 • Par
Quick little drive over the mountains between East and West El Paso. Worth the trip over if you are in the area but not a path that you would take for your daily commute. View is nice but not staggering. Park is all walking trails but all scenery can be seen from your car.
Skrevet 2. oktober 2021
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Juanito_Hayburg
El Paso, TX3 184 bidrag
aug. 2021 • Par
It was a dry Friday, my wife took the day off work, and I was ready to do some gimphiking in the Franklin Mountains State Park, one if the largest urban parks in the USA. Our goal was a nature trail in the Tom Mays Unit, with primary access via Loop 375(TransMountain) on the West side of the mile-high pass. Here in El PasoTX-USA, The ongoing monsoon season is bringing sporadic/drenching rainfalls—always welcome and needed in the Northern Chihuahua Desert.
Anyway, with our previous nights reservation of (08:00) today, she confirmed the pass at the visitors center and we parked across from the Nature Trail not much after. Since “ageing out” a few years ago and barely able to successfully complete the formidable 9.5kms/5.7miles “World’s End” trail in Sri Lanka with Grasshopper Adventures (February 2019), I have NOT been an eager hiker. However, this Nature Hike was immensely shorter (0.75miles/1.2kms) seemed a much more reasonable short route through/around an arroyo. Access was quite easy, almost full ADA-compliant to the shelter/bird blind, but much more demanding thereafter. Interestingly, my staff was the same 6foot/1.8m bamboo stick I had used at “world’s end” and Moved just as slow as back then, though the surrounding was desert—no forest. The scree & scrub here was just as challenging as the wet grass & timber there!
Regardless, this Nature Trail was GREAT because it was SHORT, and there was no sudden downpour to soak me through to the bone. I definitely give this trail my coveted “iWheel of Approval!”
Skrevet 31. juli 2021
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Claudia M
Berkeley, CA35 bidrag
jan. 2021
Nice park for a quick hike or long one depending on your time and fitness level. I picked a short hike due to limited time. This was during January and the weather was cool, not hot or not cold. Any good hike would get you sweating though! The only bad thing about this place was the Trail Map provided. To me, it was pretty bad, I could not make sense out of it. I spend a good time driving around searching for my chose hiking spot. Eventually I figured it out, but the map was USELESS. The sunset was pretty too, depends where you are, you can get pretty shots.
Skrevet 21. mai 2021
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Keith B
Alamogordo, NM214 bidrag
apr. 2020
Nice place for day hikes when its cool. Middle of summer is a little too warm for my liking. We enjoyed our hiking.
Skrevet 26. mars 2021
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