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Santa Hike

11:00a to 1:30p
Sat, December 24, 2022
(915) 444-9121

Get ready for the big day and stretch your legs by joining us for a guided hike to Upper Sunset. Santa hats required!

Upper Sunset

Length:  2 miles / 1.5 – 2 hrs

Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.  We’ll encounter some elevation gains, with some short steep inclines/declines, a few rocky/rough sections, and great vistas as we walk along the ridgeline.

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.

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

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

Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children 12 and under. 


  • 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 over/through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.
  • If using a GPS be sure to search for "Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."