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Don't forget the Last Sunday Hike this weekend!
Join a park ranger on a guided hike through the Eastern foothills of the Franklin Mountains.
This hike is a moderate 3 mile loop of the Cardiac and Maze trails in the Northeast. From the Tin Mine trailhead, we will turn onto the trail leading up a low hill and follow the crest heading west towards the mountains. Enjoy the view of the east slope of the Franklins and the surrounding dessert floor. When we reach the intersection with the maze trail, we will take it going back meandering through lush desert shrub.
Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444-9100.
Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.
Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.
Meeting location: Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park. We will meet in the parking lot at the end of Jon Cunningham. Look for the white TPWD truck and the Ranger on duty.
Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and for children 12 and under.
From highway 54, take the exit toward Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and turn onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn west onto Jon Cunningham Blvd; it will dead-end into the parking lot for Chuck Heinrich Park.