Franklin Mountain (North) Additions and Corrections
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|Mount Franklin is located in the massive Franklin Mountains State Park, a recent addition to the Texas State Parks system. In addition to the hike up Mount Franklin, visitors can enjoy about 51 miles of excellent, challenging single track mountain biking trails. There are also a number of one-pitch sport climbs in the park. Of course, Hueco Tanks State Park is also in the area.|
From afar, the Franklin Mountains appear to be brown lumps of lifeless rock. Up close however, you will find them to be full of interesting Sonoran desert flora and fauna, including Ocotillo, Spanish Dagger and other interesting desert plants.
It's hot as Hades here in the summer, but you can still enjoy the park. Just bring a lot of liquids.
|Posted Aug 22, 2003 4:53 pm|
|The new link for the park is http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/franklin/|
|Posted Jan 22, 2006 12:44 pm|
|surgent||Re: Untitled Comment|
|I made the change! Thx for bringing it to my attention. -SAS|
|Posted Feb 28, 2006 4:53 pm|
|Sarah Simon||Getting There Section|
|Hello. I just summitted North Franklin a few days ago and wanted to provide some additional information to help out-of-towners find the trailhead (in bold, below, augmented to your existing directions).|
The trailhead is located on the west flanks of the range in the Franklin Mountains Preserve. Easiest way is to exit Interstate-10 onto Loop-375 (I-10 exit 6) and drive east about 4 miles to the gate and entrance to the park on the left (north) side of the road. It is well marked and the only sign of civilization along this stretch of road. Follow this road about 1 mile, then turn right. (You may see signs to Mundy's Gap.) After a short distance, you will arrive at a parking area with a trailhead kiosk.
|Posted Dec 2, 2009 10:46 am|
|grunt||Re: Getting There Section|
|Thanks, I'll add it!|
|Posted Dec 20, 2009 12:54 am|