ElevationAscent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -111' -34 m
High: 4,751' 1,448 m
Low: 4,640' 1,414 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“An easy, flat singletrack designed for beginning mountain bikers.”— Brendan Ross
A ranger station, usually only staffed on weekends in the warmer months, is located a mile inside the entrance. Adult entrance fees are $5 per person, or $2 in groups; children 12 and under are free. When the station is not staffed, use the pay box next to the station.
The trail splits off from the doubletrack section of Lower Sunset shortly after the trailhead. While the satellite view appears to show a number of diverging paths, the trail is straightforward and easy to follow. A few small rocks are the only real challenge in navigating the winding singletrack. A few creosote bushes and cacti surround the trail.
After meandering for a mile, the loop merges back into Lower Sunset about a quarter mile away from its starting point.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park