Tin Mine Hill
ElevationAscent: 100' 30 m
Descent: -109' -33 m
High: 4,536' 1,383 m
Low: 4,437' 1,352 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
Current trail conditions
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“This short hill is a good area for newcomers to test out Lost Dog's rocky 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 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.
From the west side, Tin Mine Hill splits off from Mayberry and crosses a rocky arroyo. The trail forks afterwards, with the northern path making up the more difficult segment. The path winds a short but steep climb to the top of Tin Mine up both dirt and flat rock portions, weaving through a number of cacti, lechugilla and creosote plants. A view of the southern trails is visible at the top before dropping back down on the east side of the hill and Tin Mine Hill Connector. The dead end street at the Desert Night, just to the south, is a good place to park to access trails in this area.
The trail turns west and follows the base of Tin Mine Hill. It is much wider and flatter here. The trail connects back at the western side of the hill.
Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park