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Santa Hike

10:00a to 11:30a
Sat, December 22, 2018
Lydia Pagel
(915) 566-6441

Santa needs to get in shape for his big day! Dig up your best Santa suit and join us for an easy hike around the Nature Walk trail in the Tom Mays unit. Santa hats required!

Nature Walk Trail

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, hiking boots/shoes, comfortable clothes, and a Santa hat.

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

Fee: $8 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 for children between the ages of 5-12 years old.


  • 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."