Peak Fitness Challenge Hike - South Franklin Peak
This is an incredible hike along one of the most challenging trails in the park - plan to carpool as we'll be hiking just one-way.
Jun 02, 2013
from 06:30 AM to 11:30 AM
|Where||Franklin Mountains State Park|
|Contact Name||Adrianna Weickhardt|
|Contact Phone||(915) 566-6441|
Must have reservation to participate. Please Call: (915) 566-6441
We are not charging an activity fee for this hike - only the regular $5.00 entrance fee applies. Texas Park Pass holders receive free entrance to all Texas State Parks, so this hike is free to TSPP holders.
Peak Fitness – Ron Coleman (Meet on Transmountain Rd. side, then carpool to McKelligon Canyon)
Start: 6:30 a.m.
Length: 4 miles / 4 - 5 hours
*Difficulty Level: Strenuous. From the trailhead we will venture into the canyon on a well maintained section of trail; once we reach the incline, the trail becomes increasingly steep, with trail becoming more rugged in sections. Your hard work pays off with spectacular views, “fun” challenges such as climbing 4 sections of chains to get to “the window” and over steep 10-15 rock walls, and of course the right to say you conquered the Ron Coleman Trail!
Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, hiking stick, camera, binoculars, and a map!
Directions to meeting spot:
From West Side: Exit #6 from I-10, travel east about 6.75 miles to destination at large gravel lot on right side (past 1st picnic sites). From East side: Exit #29 (transmountain rd) from Hwy 54, travel west about 4 miles; large gravel lot on left. Plan to carpool over to McKelligon Canyon to begin hike.