singletrack; jeep road
• This area is the northeastern
portion of the Franklin Mountains State Park. A $4 fee should be paid
at the self pay station.
• As of March 2010, there are no trail signs or official trail names. Signage is coming the end of the summer.
Lots of "easier" singletrack
compared to the rest of El Paso's trails. There are still plenty of
rocks and technical zones in the area. There are plenty of loops and
old jeep roads connecting the trails as well as a nice long climb up
to the ridgeline of the Franklin Mountains.
This area has become the most popular weekend riding location for El Pasoans and Juarenzens since most people feel they don't need to pay the fee since it isn't patrolled. The lack of maps and signage makes it difficult to have a good ride without a guide.
The three mountain bike races in the area all start in this area or are completely contained in this area of trails. It is a good place to ride.
~ David Wilson(Mar 2010)