Del Sol Ridge
ElevationAscent: 35' 11 m
Descent: -121' -37 m
High: 4,440' 1,353 m
Low: 4,354' 1,327 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
Current trail conditions
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“Get a bird's eye view of the surrounding neighborhoods on Lost Dog's westernmost hill.”— Brendan Ross
Please respect property owners when parking. Be a good trail user
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 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.
The trail begins about two hundred feet from the parking at the end of Franklin Ridge Drive, climbing from the dirt road and proceeding to the northwest. A brief rollercoaster segment follows as the route moves along the top of the hill. The Del Sol Valley loop is visible below. At the end of the hill, a brief and steep descent marks the end of the trail at the loop's upper portion.
Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park