Castner Range Fence Line
ElevationAscent: 27' 8 m
Descent: -118' -36 m
High: 4,462' 1,360 m
Low: 4,344' 1,324 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A short sidetrack through a rare grassy section of the desert.”— Brendan Ross
The trail's western turnoff begins at an intersection with Cardiac Hill and South Cardiac Hill. The beginning is unmarked and faint; watch for a break in vegetation heading due south. The dense grass growth can make the trail hard to follow at times, but the western half is generally smooth and quick to run on. As the trail nears a short hill, it becomes somewhat rocky, requiring careful footing.
The path eventually crosses a dry creek bed before climbing back up to Cardiac Hill. A rusted car body in the washout marks the trail for westbound runners, a helpful marker.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park