North Franklin Ridgeline
ElevationAscent: 1,028' 313 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,796' 2,071 m
Low: 5,768' 1,758 m
GradeAvg Grade: 34% (19°)
Max Grade: 59% (31°)
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“Find amazing views of the north Franklins and Organ Mountains on this difficult ridgeline trail.”— Brendan Ross
The trail exits the grove, passes a sheltered rock area, and begins to zig-zag up the mountain. The beginning climb is steep and very slippery due to a great number of loose rocks; because of this, runners intending to descend this segment should use extreme caution.
Eventually, the trail reaches the ridgeline, with an amazing view on both sides for hundreds of miles. Mundy's Gap and North Franklin Peak trails are visible below. The remainder of the route follows the ridge to the south. Most of the ridge is steep and technical, with several portions requiring scrambling. The trail is generally easy to follow, and the ridgeline can help in tricky spots, as it never deviates from the highest point along the mountains. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the spectacular views on the way up.
After a short but challenging half mile, the trail ends at a hairpin on North Franklin Peak. The peak itself is a short distance further.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park