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Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso

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Franklin Mountains State Park is a Texas state park in El Paso, Texas, in the United States. Park headquarters are located at an elevation of 5,426 feet (1,654 m) with the highest peak reaching 7,192 feet (2,192 m). It is one of the largest urban parks in the nation lying completely within city limits, covering 24,247.56 acres (9,813 ha). Franklin Mountains State Park is open year-round for recreational hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and scenic driving and vistas.

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  • As Dennis R mentioned in his review from November this trail is rated as moderate level and good for kids. After reading reviews my friend and I felt confident we could handle it. I'm an active... 
    As Dennis R mentioned in his review from November this trail is rated as moderate level and good for kids. After reading reviews my friend and I felt confident we could handle it. I'm an active...  more »
  • The park is a gem. Wonderful views of the Upper valley and beyond, and accessible hikes. People bring their dogs and for picnic. The park is kept very clean, and the visitor center is staffed by... 
    The park is a gem. Wonderful views of the Upper valley and beyond, and accessible hikes. People bring their dogs and for picnic. The park is kept very clean, and the visitor center is staffed by...  more »
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  • I love coming to the Franklin's because it is huge and has a ton of different trails for different activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and even quading. Animals on a leash are always welcome. Weekdays are free while there is a $5 dollar fee for people over the age of 12 on weekends.
  • This is a beautiful state park. There are multiple hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty. Even though the park is near a busy highway, you cannot hear the sound of traffic. One of the best features here is a bird hide they have set up. I could sit in there for hours to watch the birds at the watering hole. I have not used their camping services yet, but I suspect they are adequate.

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