2018 Franklin Mountain State Park Events

 

For all events, call the office Mon-Fri between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm for more information and to reserve your spot. (915) 566-6441

October

Friday the 5th Star Party

Join me at 7:00 pm in Tom Mays for a star gazing event in conjunction with the Sun City Astronomers.

Saturday the 6th Nature Walk Trail Hike

We will meet at the Nature Walk Trail trailhead at 3:30 pm. This hike is about 0.75 miles round trip and is ranked easy in difficulty.

Sunday the 7th Peak Fitness Hike to North Franklin Peak Strenuous Trail

We will meet at the W. Cottonwood Springs trailhead at 6:30am. The hike will be 8 miles round trip of very strenuous trail.

Friday the 12th Moms + Tots hike

A hike geared towards moms with young kids. We will meet at Chuck Heinrich Park at 9:00 am and hike a portion of the Maze trail. Moderately difficult

Saturday the 20th Women’s Hike to Aztec Caves

We will meet at 8:00 am at the Aztec Caves trailhead. This trail is 2.6 miles round trip and is marked as a moderately difficult trail.

Sunday the 21st Tin Mine Tour

We will meet at Chuck Heinrich Park at 8:00 am to hike to and explore an early 20th century tin mining operation. This is a 6 mile hike that is ranked at a moderate difficulty.

Friday the 26th Moms + Tots hike

A hike geared towards moms with young kids. We will meet at Chuck Heinrich Park at 9:00 am and hike a portion of the Lazy cow trail. Moderately difficult

Saturday the 27th Early Bird Hike

We will meet at 7:00 am in the parking lot of the Nature Walk trail and spend most of our time along that trail, though I may alter the route some if I feel it would be beneficial. The trail is 0.75 miles long and easy in difficulty. No experience necessary.

Saturday the 27th Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Get ready for Halloween with this emergency preparedness/wilderness survival hike. We will meet at the W. Cottonwood Spring trailhead at 11:00 am and hike to the spring via Agave loop. This is a 1.5 mile moderately difficult trail. Bring your zombie fighting gear!

November

Saturday the 3rd Peak Fitness Hike to Ron Coleman Strenuous Trail

We will meet at Smuggler’s Pass parking lot off of Transmountain road at 7:00 am, then carpool over to the McKelligon Canyon trailhead. 3.8 miles of very strenuous trail.

Sunday the 4th Lower Sunset Hike

We will meet at the Shaffer Shuffle trailhead at 8:30 am. This hike is 2.5 miles round trip and is ranked as moderate in difficulty.

Friday the 9th Moms + Tots hike

A hike geared towards moms with young kids. We will meet at the lower sunset trailhead (southern end) and hike the beginner mountain bike trail. About a mile of trail ranked as easy in difficulty.

Wednesday the 21st Campfire Program

There will be a fire building demonstration prior to the program at 5:00 pm. The program will begin near site 39 (scenic overlook) in Tom Mays at 6:00 pm. This will be a bring-your-own-s’mores event.

Friday the 23rd

Prospect mine tour – 8:30 am

We will meet at the W. Cottonwood Springs trailhead. This is a short, easy hike.

Turkey Trot! – 11:00 am

We will meet at the Aztec Caves trailhead and hike to the caves where we will stop for a picnic lunch before coming back down. Everyone bring leftover turkey sandwiches!

Prospect mine tour – 3:00 pm

We will meet at the W. Cottonwood Springs trailhead. This is a short, easy hike.

Saturday the 15th Women Hike to Mundy’s Gap

We will meet at 8:30 am at the W. Cottonwood Springs trailhead. This trail is 3.5 miles round trip and is moderately difficult.

Friday the 28th Moms + Tots hike

This hike will be a moderately difficult hike to Upper Sunset trail. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Scenic overlook. Contact me for more information if you are interested in helping out with these.

 

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