North Franklin Peak
This difficult hike starts at the Mundy's Gap trailhead in the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park. First you'll go up 2 miles and thru Mundy's Gap. Then you start down the other side of the mountains for about a quarter mile before turning right and starting the long slog to the peak. There are great views to be had all along the way. The first half mile of the trail is pretty rough, but there's more just as bad near the top. You can always turn around if you don't want to go all the way. This should be considered a day hike.
- 8.10 miles of Singletrack
- 2400 feet
How to get there:
Enter the Tom Mays Unit at the base of the mountains on the west side of El Paso off of Transmountain Road (Loop 375). Drive about 1 mile up, stopping at the pay station along the way, and turn right on the paved road toward Mundy's Gap. The trailhead is in the parking lot at the end of this short road.