ElevationAscent: 227' 69 m
Descent: -162' -49 m
High: 4,769' 1,454 m
Low: 4,567' 1,392 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Current trail conditions
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“Climb one of the westside's most scenic hills before plunging into the heart of the Lost Dog trails.”— Brendan Ross
El Paso is in the desert, so be wise about the climate. Summers are regularly in the 90's or above, winters will drop to the 30's and 40's. Lightning storms are frequent in the late afternoons during the warmer months. Winds are frequent and gusts over 50 mph are not unusual. Dust storms, strongest in the late spring, can be hazardous and reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile. Check the weather before you go, and let someone know where you will be.
Mountain biking is popular in the Lost Dog area, and while runners have the right of way over cyclists, it's often the safer option to step or run to the side to allow them to pass. Sometimes you'll get thanked, but usually not - but better to be a good user of the trail than to end up in a cactus, tangled in some guy's derailleur.
At the top, a turnoff to the left bisects the hill and connects to Little Moab West. Continuing for another third of a mile, the trail makes a sharp right turn into a switchback; proceeding forward along the ridgeline will put you onto Little Moab West at its northern endpoint. Follow the switchback onto a narrow singletrack that hugs the hillside, wrapping around to the northwest and descending into an arroyo. The trail dead ends into Baby Head.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park