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Sitting Bull

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 179' 55 m
Descent: -18' -6 m
High: 4,418' 1,347 m
Low: 4,257' 1,298 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Brendan Ross

The northern ridge trail of The Maze section.

Brendan Ross

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Runner Notes

Sitting Bull, Fat Tire, and South Ridge are all a part of a trail area referred to as The Maze by locals. The trails, along with their associated connectors, cross two ridges for about a mile, ascending towards the eastern slope of the Franklin Mountains. With fewer rocks than most area trails and easy grades, they're a good introduction for runners getting used to desert trails.

Description

Beginning from the eastern end, the starting point for Sitting Bull from Fat Tire is easy to miss. A thin wood plank, held up by a rock pile but easily blown over by the desert wind, marks a sharp turn off to the east. The initial path is also somewhat faint though it becomes more clear as it continues up the hill.

The trail is fairly clean, with a few smaller rocks to contend with. Cacti and lechugillas grow close to the path at several points, so be careful to not pick up scrapes or spines on the way. Sitting Bull quickly crests a short ridge and continues westward. At the half mile point, it doubles back and crosses an arroyo. The trail then turns back southwest and merges back into Fat Tire. A large flat rock marks the western end.

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Looking West from the trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Looking West from the trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Looking NW on the trail. Fendler cactus in bloom.
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX
Beginning of trail.
Apr 20, 2018 near Westway, TX

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