Valentines Hike - West Cottonwood Spring
February 12, 2023
2900 Tom Mays Access Rd
- Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays
- $8.00 per adult 13 years of age and older, $3.00 for Texas State Park Pass holders and $1.00 children between the ages of 5 and 12.
- Contact Name:
- Diana Moy
- Contact E-mail Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- (915) 444-9121
Bring your better half, best friend, coworker, or anyone you want to this valentines hike!
This is a moderately difficult trail of about 3 miles. It begins with a gradual incline through a well maintained trail to wide open vistas to the west. At the paragliding launch site the trail becomes a narrow track cutting across a north facing slope and through a draw to the spring overshadowed by a large Cottonwood tree and surrounded by wild cherry. The return trip travels down over scree, or rubble, proving to be challenging for some.
Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.
Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.
Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.
Meeting Location: The West Cottonwood Springs trailhead in the Tom Mays Unit. When you enter Tom Mays, stop by the Visitor Center and let the Ranger on duty know you are part of the hike. This is where you will pay the fee. Continue down the road and take the first right. The parking lot is at the end of the road.