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green Foothills Trail

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Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 67' 20 m
Descent: -351' -107 m
High: 5,839' 1,780 m
Low: 5,489' 1,673 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Liz

A mellow trail that connects Pine Spring Campground to the Frejole Ranch History Museum.

Liz

Features River/Creek

Family Friendly A nice mellow hike. A stop in at the museum makes it educational, too!

Description

To access this trail from Pine Spring Campground, take Tejas Trail north from the parking area and at the junction take a right onto Foothills Trail.

From here, the trail descends a gentle grade following the braided Delaware River. After about 1.3 miles, when the trail levels off, it turns north and heads away from the river. It follows the road, passing behind the Frijole Ranch History Museum. The trail ends at the junction with Smith Spring Trail. To reach the museum, take a right on Smith Spring Trail and then follow the road south to the museum entrance.

Enjoy the desert landscape then stop by the museum to learn a little about the history of the area. This trail is commonly used in conjunction with Frijole Trail to make a nice mellow loop through the Chihuahuan Desert.

There is no potable water along this trail and little shade; come prepared for desert hiking!

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Apr 27, 2018
Jeff Boyle
Feb 24, 2018
Donald Ferrier
Joining several lower trails to stay out of 40+mph winds

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