Summary: Follow the main trail. At 0.58 miles there is a junction with benches. Take the dim trail on the far right right. Follow the narrow trail to the right, you should see your back trail below and right of you. Shortly the trail will fork. Follow the overgrown trail to the left up the rocky slope to the saddle around the hilltop, and across the saddle to the next hilltop west. You should pass another bench on that hilltop. Follow the main trail down fro the bench and north to end on the main trail near the parking lot where you began.
Trailhead: From the junction of I-10 and Trans-Mountain road, go east on Trans-Mountain road 3.8 miles. Turn left at the park entrance. Stop and pay the park fee at the gate, or proceed to the ranger booth as the signs direct. Once past the ranger booth, proceed into the park and turn right at the first paved road going right. Follow the paved road to the parking lot at the top. The large wooden sign board is the trailhead. (Lat:31.91664 Lon:-106.50925)
Trail Guides for FMSP - Agave Trail Loop:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Texas Parks and Wildlife, Franklin Mountain State Park. (915) 566-6441
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Michael P. Olbrisch, who has posted 71 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews Submit your own review
Reviewed by CB on 8/22/2012
Error: Reserved Word Found: ;
Reviewed by wkw on 7/4/2012
Very nice and well-marked trail. This trail is a much better choice to access Cottonwood and Mundy Gap trails since it by-passes the rock-fall. The entire trail seems to have been redone since the flood and is in great condition. It rained over the night and this morning hike was incredible!
Reviewed by Tiffany on 2/12/2009
Hard a hard time following this trail. We didn't see any benches at .58 miles. The first part of the trail was extremely rocky. A ranger told us all the rocks were from the storms of 2006 (maybe the benches were destroyed?). We just continued on the main trail up the mountain then came back down. The views were amazing, but would have liked to follow the original loop.
Reviewed by Cherry on 5/15/2005
Great hike, good day for it, a few rocky areas, cool with a sometimes stiff breeze...excellent hiking partners, in the Olbrisch's and the Great Danes....
Notice: Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions. Information on this web site comes from volunteer reporters and may contain errors or omissions. A current guidebook and proper equipment are essential for safe enjoyment of the hikes posted on this site.
Keys: Texas Hiking, Texas Trails, Texas Hikes, El Paso County Hiking, El Paso County Trails, El Paso County Hikes