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Last Sunday Hike - Lower Sunset

8:00a to 11:00a
Sun, June 26, 2022
Diana Moy
(915) 444-9100

Join a park ranger on a guided hike through the Western foothills of the Franklin Mountains.

This hike is a moderate 2.5 mile hike. After a steep initial descent down an old jeep road, the trail transitions to well-maintained trail that climbs up and out of the canyon meandering around rock outcroppings before making its way back up. It ends with a slightly steeper climb up to the scenic overlook.

Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444-9100.

 

 Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.

 

 Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

 Meeting location: The end loop in the Tom Mays Unit. When you enter Tom Mays, stop by the Visitor Center and let the Ranger on duty know you are part of the hike. This is where you will pay the fee. Continue down the road until it ends in a loop and find a parking spot.

 Fee: $8 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders; $1 for children 12 and under. Please bring a check or exact change, as the volunteer guiding the hike will be unable to make change.

 

 Directions:

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, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.

If using a GPS be sure to search for "2900 Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."