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Schaeffer Shuffle

9:00a to 12:00p
Sat, December 11, 2021
(915) 444-9100

Let's do the Shuffle! Come join a park ranger on a guided tour of Schaeffer Shuffle trail.

Schaeffer Shuffle is a 2.6-mile, moderately difficult loop trail. It begins with a steep initial descent down an old jeep road which transitions to a relatively well maintained trail with technical sections into the canyon. It levels out along the ridgeline, then you hit another steep and technical descent down the backside before it becomes an easy leisurely stroll down the trail. We’ll reconnect with the old jeep road and have one final steep ascent back up to the start of the trail.

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.

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."