Women Hike: Schaeffer Shuffle
April 2, 2023
Tom Mays Access Rd., El Paso TX 79911
- Franklin Mountains State Park
- $5.00 per adult 13 years of age and older, $0.00 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children between the ages of 5 and 12.
- Contact Name:
- Diana Moy
- Contact E-mail Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- 915 444-9121
Come explore the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert with other women, led by a female ranger or volunteer. Learn about best hiking practices and the unique desert ecosystems. This hike is open to women of all experience levels who are excited to spend more quality time outdoors.
This is an easy to moderate 2.6 mile hike and is excellent for families, beginner hikers, or geology and wildlife enthusiasts. After a steep initial descent down old jeep road it transitions to a relatively well maintained trail with technical sections into the canyon, leveling out along the ridgeline. There is then another steep and technical descent down the backside of the hill before becoming an easy leisurely stroll down the trail. We’ll reconnect with the old jeep road and have one final steep ascent back up to the start of the trail.
Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 444-9121.
Bring: water, snacks, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.
Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.