Women's Beginner's Hike
This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about starting this new activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics about safety and hiking in the desert.
Aug 16, 2014
from 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM
|Where||Franklin Mountains State Park|
|Contact Name||Erika Rubio or Cesar Mendez|
|Contact Phone||(915) 566-6441|
Must have reservation to participate. Please Call: (915) 566-6441
$8.00 participation fee
Start: 7:00 a.m.
Trail: Nature Walk Trail
Length: Less than ¾ mile / 1 - 1.5 hours
*Difficulty Level: Easy. Short distance trail, well maintained and level. Great for families with small children; learn plant identification and visit the bird blind for some nature viewing. Excellent educational opportunity!
Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, hiking stick, camera, binoculars, a map and dogs are welcome on leashes!
Directions to Tom Mays Unit: From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards mountains for 3.8 miles, Park entrance will be on the left. From Eastside on Hwy 54, exit Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles over/thru the mountains, Park entrance will be on the right. Due to the construction along hwy 375, the park no longer has any sign for the park entrance. A good point of reference or marker to assist you is the truck runaway ramp on the right side of the hwy as you travel West; as soon as you notice the ramp, begin looking for the slow down lane to turn right. Please use extra caution as you will need to slow down quickly and the slowdown lane is short.