ElevationAscent: 40' 12 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 4,240' 1,292 m
Low: 4,210' 1,283 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“A former dirt road leading to several east side trailheads.”— Brendan Ross
The trail cuts to the left, with the main path continuing on to Old Tin Mine Road just before the turnoffs to the Maze trails of South Ridge and Fat Tire. Fence Line's continuation to the northeast here is difficult to follow, as rain has eroded the path. Just continue northbound toward the barbed wire fence line; the dirt road tracks will be visible after a couple hundred feet.
As the trail turns back to the north in a straight line, it becomes a little bit more rocky in parts. Jump over a washout area after the connector to Old Tin Mine Road and continue through a few smaller ones. At the intersection with Trenchtown Road, the trail continues northbound as the western portion of Levee Loop.
Animals are mostly limited to jackrabbits, lizards, and small birds. Roadrunners will dart across the trail at times, and hawks circle overhead, looking for prey. Coyotes are hard to spot and tend to only come out after dusk, though they leave visitors alone.
Keep an eye out for snakes. They avoid the hot desert sun and are more common during the winter months. Most are harmless, but rattlers are a part of the local wildlife.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park