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El Paso Walking & Running Trails- Staying Fit In The Borderland

Maybe joining a gym is not in your budget just yet. Keep calm! There are planty of places around the beautiful Sun City to get in a work out…

Ascarate Park & Trail

Encompassing 448 acres, Ascarate Park is th elargest public-use recreational park in El Paso County.  Occupying 18 acres, Ascarate Lake allows visitors to take in the sights while strolling along the walking trail.  The park also allows for a variety of other activites including, picnicking, playgrounds, and 18-hole golf course, pedal boat rentals, and more.


Chihuahuan Nature Trails

A mile-long nature trail with signage on the 15.5 acres of the El Paso Archaeology Museum grounds offers examples of more than 200 native plants, a gazebo for picnics, and extramural exhibits.  Along the trail are unparalleled views of the Franklin Mountains, the Hueco Bolson that stretches from the Franklins east to the Hueco Mountains, and on clear days, Mt. Sierra Blanca.  Trail exhibits include a tepee ring and lodge pole structure, an Apache brush hut, a stone-lined agave roasting pit, and a replica of the foundations of a three-room prehistoric pueblo.  The museum plants an Indian garden of native corn, beans, squash and amaranth each spring and harvests the plants in October.  Snakes and other reptiles, rabbits, insects, and birds are often observed on the museum grounds.


El Paso Ridge Walkers

The El Paso Ridge Walkers are a group of local who like to hike and socialize and are driven by the consciousness of the requirement to stay in some sort of physical condition. And so they hike miles and miles and miles around mountain tops, valleys, and ridge lines in and around El Paso, Texas just to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors! Hiking trips every weekend.


Local Hikes

The Localhikes web site provides information on local hiking opportunities near both large and small metropolitan areas in the United States. You can find the perfect trail by selecting your metro area below to browse the available hikes, or by using the search feature to find the trails closest to your home or office. The hikes on this site were contributed by volunteer LocalHikes reporters from around the country.

 


Pat O’Rourke Memory Trail

This 4.4 mile trail (round trip) beautifies a thoroughfare with native landscaping and an astonishing view of the Franklin Mountains.  Located on El Paso’s Westside of town, the trail is a popular place for walking, running, and recreational cycling.  This quintessential trail offers signage, parking and fun for the whole family.


River Park Trail

The River Park Trail is a stretch of paved trail that parallels the Rio Grande from Country Club Road in El Paso, TX, to the New Mexico State Line in Anthony, TX. Whether you walk, jog, or ride a bike, this trail provides vistas of the Franklin Mountains to the east and the mesa’s of New Mexico to the west. There is no cost and it is open year round


Scenic Drive

This is the best view of the city accessible by car. You can see all of El Paso and Juarez. From downtown, take Stanton St. north and go right on Rim Rd. The Rim Road neighborhood association just completed a beautiful new sidewalk so that visitors can take a walk along one of El Paso’s most beautiful views. Follow Rim Road all the way around the mountain and take a driving tour of Manhattan Heights, one of El Paso’s most beautiful historic neighborhoods.

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