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Nice Hike

This is a challenging hike and requires sturdy shoes. Beware if snakes early in the morning. This connects up with other trails in the area for the adventurous.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a challenging hike and requires sturdy shoes. Beware if snakes early in the morning. This connects up with other trails in the area for the adventurous.

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Thank axisdeer
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This trail takes you up to where you can look down over a big section of El Paso. Even more interesting; it takes you to where you can view the site of a 1950s plane wreck and the homegrown memorial to the victims of that wreck. Because the trail is reachable from right in town, I was pleasantly surprised to... More 

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Thank Tarla P
El Paso, Texas
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658 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A few years ago, my good friend CG-L from Switzerland and I spent one morning on an adventure: we motored & parked at the base of the Wyler Arial Tramway, already high up on the Eastside of the Franklin Mountains. Before going up in the Swiss-made gondola, we registered as hiking down, not returning via the cable car. It was... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I hiked to the top of this trail the way it's marked and through a different harder but faster way. The latter has a lot of climbing up tall and rugged rocks. I'm not going to lie, I had to sit and rest once almost to the top. It's a great leg work out that beats doing lunges in my... More 

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1 Thank siracides3321
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I'm a local. This trial is probably the best centrally located trial. It gives you a wonderful view of our maintains and the whole region. Great way to spend 3 hrs, but be mindful of our desert climate and make sure you bring enough water and good gear.

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2 Thank Erasto C
Philadelphia
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153 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Bottom Line up front: I like to hike and I didn't really enjoy this hike. The trail is poorly marked, and rough on the ankles. It did afford some nice views, but the 1000 steps trail is a 2 mile there and back, and once you finish that trail it links up with another loop trail, making the whole hike... More 

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2 Thank wgkealey
El Paso, Texas
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562 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

I run here most weekends when I am in town. The trail is VERY rocky. Running or hiking is best - mountain biking is treacherous. I tried and won't be back. There are no services, no water, or anything if you get hurt to help you. Be prepared if you come here with water, a phone, and necessary gear.

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5 Thank Hsphoser36
Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Probably the most awesome view in a city that is filled with scenes of mountains, desert and the Rio Grande.

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2 Thank Steve C
El Paso, Texas
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

I hike a 4.5 mile loop which includes this trail with my Lab several times a month. Being on mountains which cut through the city, access is incredible easy. It is steep in places with desert terrain. From the top of the mountain you can see 3 states and 2 nations which is unique. The name is very melodramatic but... More 

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5 Thank Tomga13
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

The sights were awesome alot of nature. Be careful with rattle snakes which are sure to take a bite outta you. Enjoy the dessert live love give. 3l paso resident.

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