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Twilight Hike

6:00p to 9:00p
Fri, April 26, 2024
(915) 444-9121

Join the Franklin Mountains Rangers for an evening hike to explore the night life at Franklin Mountains State Park.

Meet us at the Tom Mays Unit entrance gate at 6:00 pm. Once everyone arrives we will drive in to the parking area together and begin the walk. This is an easy walk mostly on the road of less than 2 miles. No pets allowed on this one. 

Reservations are required; to make you reservation, call (915) 444-9121 Monday through Friday. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, comfortable clothes, and a flashlight with a red, green, black, or UV light setting. 

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 years old and under. We highly encourage you to get your entrance permit ahead of time at 


  • From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards the 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."