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Del Sol Ridge

Easy/Intermediate
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Get a bird's eye view of the surrounding neighborhoods on Lost Dog's westernmost hill.


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0.5

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

4,440' 1,353 m

High

4,354' 1,327 m

Low

35' 11 m

Up

121' 37 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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Like North Clyde's Trail to the south, the nearest parking access to Granola Bowl and Del Sol Ridge requires crossing through cleared land that will eventually be developed into housing. Access to the trail may change from the description here, but thankfully, the terrain and park boundary limits further expansion into the trail system.

Please respect property owners when parking. Be a good trail user

Description

A newer section of the Lost Dog trails, Del Sol Ridge traverses a hill towering over the houses below and provides a connection between numerous neighborhood access points and trails to the east.

The trail begins about two hundred feet from the parking at the end of Franklin Ridge Drive, climbing from the dirt road and proceeding to the northwest. A brief rollercoaster segment follows as the route moves along the top of the hill. The Del Sol Valley loop is visible below. At the end of the hill, a brief and steep descent marks the end of the trail at the loop's upper portion.

Flora & Fauna

The Franklins are filled with desert wildlife and you'll have the chance to see all sorts of plants and animals on trail. Vegetation is best during the rainy months around summer, when the desert blooms and the plants turn green. Jackrabbits, lizards and roadrunners are common, occasionally snakes will be on or near the trail. Watch for rattlers and give them a wide berth. If you get caught out past sundown, you may hear a few coyotes. Their howls are unnerving, but they generally leave people alone.

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Shared By:

Brendan Ross with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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Photos

Texas Rainbow cactus in bloom and view of the Franklin Mountains
Apr 23, 2019 near Canutillo, TX
Texas Rainbow cactus in bloom
Apr 10, 2018 near Canutillo, TX
Looking NE on the trail and Ocotillos in bloom.
Apr 11, 2018 near Canutillo, TX
View of the ridge and banana yucca
Apr 11, 2018 near Canutillo, TX
View of the Franklin Mountains and Banana Yuccas in bloom
Mar 27, 2019 near Canutillo, TX
Dalea Formosa and Franklin Mountains
Mar 27, 2019 near Canutillo, TX

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Mar 14, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Have hiked this trail many times over the years. Looks like things are going to change soon. There is now some grading going on on the south side . 0.5mi — 0h 25m