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“Don't bother with this park”

Franklin Mountains State Park
Ranked #3 of 97 things to do in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: America's largest urban park measures more than 24,247 acres, covering 37 square miles.
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Actually Looked forward to hiking the park but then realized it was divided into three little sections. The section off of Loop 375 doesn't even have a visitor's center. Limited trails with limited views, pass on this park

3  Thank highlandertx
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Franklins mountain starts at El Paso and cover about twenty five miles to the north. The lost Padre mine is located in this area, now a State Park. Look for a mountain top exactly at sunrise. At the break in the wall of blue mountains, McKelligan Canyon, is a beautiful view with Sugarloaf Mountain top at sunrise. A marking system starts at this point and goes to East Cottonwood Spring..

10  Thank Doris C
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Went up to the highest point in the county via the Tom Mays section of the Franklin Mountains state park. Well maintained parking area and picnic spots. The trail was a bit rocky the first mile but not quite as bad after that. The view from the top was great.

1  Thank dave d
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The hike trail is quite challenging, so be prepared with a good hiking shoes and drinking water. We did not bring a good pair, so had to give up in the middle, it is beautiful and serene.

1  Thank 608Jack
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have gone to the park three times this year and we have had a great time. We have a 7 and a 3 year old and they enjoy an easy hike. We saw stick insects and horny toads and had a lot of fun looking for critters.

Thank Eatingout710
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