Get some great exercise by walking the Paso del Norte Playa Drain Trail from Vocational Park to Ascarate Park. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation partnered with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water in 2018 to design and build a 3.4-mile multi-use hike and bike trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside Park on the historic Playa Drain. Desiring a healthier El Paso and partnering with the Paso del Norte Healthy Living Institute, PDNH envisions a county-wide trail system in El Paso County, the Playa Drain Trail being the first extension.
You will begin at Vocational Park at the corner of Mimosa Ave. and Balsam Dr. (MAP) and walk to Ascarate Park. There is plenty of street parking at Vocational Park. Round trip is about 6-miles. If you don’t want to walk the total round-trip distance, then you may turn around at any time. A good turn-around point is Hidden Valley Park at Coconut Tree Ln. and Polo Inn Road. (MAP) Enjoy scenic views, birds and other animals and informative signage. There are drinking fountains and exercise stations along the way. Most of all, you will get some great exercise. Bring plenty of water and a snack and wear sunscreen. For more information, please contact Jorge Castillo, CastilloJX1@elpasotexas.gov or Jim Tolbert, firstname.lastname@example.org.