Ron Coleman Trail

This very difficult hike along the spine of the Franklin Mountains is not for the faint of heart. It starts in McKelligon Canyon and goes up to the ridge before following the ridgeline all the way to Transmountain Road. It is a difficult and dangerous hike that should only be attempted by prepared and experienced hikers who are ready to deal with heights. That said, have fun and take photos. Thanks to Beto O'Rourke for this data and photo.

Ride Info

  • 3.50 miles of Singletrack
  • 3500 feet
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Elevation Profile

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How to get there:

The hike starts at the top end of the road in McKelligon Canyon on the east side of the Franklins. It ends at Transmountain Road about 1/4 mile east of the highest point on the road. Notice that our hiker took a little detour in the middle of the hike, but got back on the main trail.