Check Out Old Tin Mines With A Weekend Hike In The Franklin Mountains
This weekend you can go on a hike in the Franklin Mountains and see what used to be a tin mine that operated in the early 1900s. The hike will fill up quickly, so make sure to get your reservation made so you don't miss out on our fantastic mountains.
During the hike to the Old Tin Mine hikers will go into some sections of the Tin Mines. It is a six-mile hike, and it could be difficult in some stretches. Kids might be able to manage the hike but it would depend on their specific abilities. Franklin Mountain officials say they don't recommend little kids for this hike.
The hike is Sunday, June 23, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required so call (915) 566-6441. Don't forget to bring plenty of water, snacks, and a flashlight. Wear hiking boots or shoes, and comfortable clothes. You can also bring binoculars, a hiking stick, and a camera.
Tickets for the event are $8 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 for children 12 and under. You'll need to bring a check or exact change because the Park Ranger guiding the hike won't be able to make change.
To get to the trail head, from highway 54, take the exit toward Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and turn onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn west onto Jon Cunningham Blvd; it will dead-end into the parking lot for Chuck Heinrich Park.