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Stroll in the Park

9:00a to 12:00p
Wed, May 08, 2019
(915) 566-6441, x224

Looking for a slow-paced, mid-week expedition? This is the hike for you! Open to adventurers of all ages and abilities. Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.

This week we will be enjoying the sights and sounds of Lower Sunset Shortcut #1, a moderately difficult trail of 2.5 miles in the Tom Mays unit of Franklin Mountains State Park. Beginning with a steep initial descent down an old jeep road, the trail transitions to a relatively 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.

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

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 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."