Sotol Adventure Hike

Sotol Adventure Hike

July 8, 2023
5:45 AM
Lazy Cow Trailhead - at the north end of Officer Andrew Barcena Drive

Franklin Mountains State Park - Lazy Cow Trailhead
$5.00 for anyone 13 years of age and older, $0 for Texas State Parks Pass holders. Entrance permits can be obtained online at or pay at the self-pay station at the trailhead (cash and exact change only).
Contact Name:
Diana Moy
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number:
(915) 444-9121

Join Park Volunteer Gary G. for a 7-mile (4 hours approx.) difficult hike at the foothills of the Franklin Mountains; this is a strenuous hike which will combine several trails (Lazy Cow, Trench Town, Rock Shock, Sotol Forest, Boulder Dash, Round House, and pipeline road). What to bring? Hiking shoes, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), hiking poles and gloves optional. Pets not allowed. This hike is not recommended for beginners or children.

For questions DM @garygauntner

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