Lost Dog Trail
ElevationAscent: 64' 20 m
Descent: -12' -4 m
High: 4,216' 1,285 m
Low: 4,163' 1,269 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“The initial portion of the Lost Dog system, continuing to the northern trails.”— Brendan Ross
From the trailhead parking lot, continue on the paved road towards the water tanks until reaching the yellow access gate the bottom of the small hill. Follow the path upwards and around the tanks.
Shortly after the tanks, the main trail continues eastward as Lechugilla Trail, while Lost Dog branches to the north. The trail descends into an arroyo, passing intersections with Creosote and Ocotillo, which are sometimes marked with cairns. About a half mile later, the trail ends at the junction with Worm and Worm Shortcut at the bottom of a small incline.
Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park