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Stroll in the Park

8:00a to 11:00a
Wed, July 10, 2019
(915) 566-6441

Looking for a slow-paced, mid-week expedition? This is the hike for you! Open to adventurers of all ages and abilities.

This week we will be enjoying the sights and sounds of Lower Sunset Shortcut #1, a moderately difficult trail of 2.5 miles. After a steep initial descent down 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) 566-6441.

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."