First Day Hike - Schaeffer Shuffle Trail
January 1, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1331 McKelligon Canyon Road El Paso, TX 79930
- Franklin Mountains State Park / Tom Mays Unit
- Contact Phone Number:
- Must have reservation to participate. Please Call: (915) 566-6441
C’mon over, work up a sweat and burn some calories, take in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park, and start your New Year’s Resolutions off on the right hiking foot!
Meet at Tom Mays Unit – Site 39, end loop of the park (plan to carpool within Tom Mays Unit)
Length: about 2.5 miles / 2 - 2.5 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Difficult. Steep initial descent down old jeep road; transition to relatively well maintained trail with technical sections into the canyon, leveling out along the ridgeline, then another steep and technical descent down the backside before becoming an easy leisurely stroll down the trail. We’ll reconnect with the old jeep road and have one final steep ascent back up to the start of the trail.
Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, hiking stick, camera, binoculars, a map and dogs are welcome on leashes!