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North Franklin Peak

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Difficult eroded old road to North Franklin peak (7,192 ft)


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Doubletrack

7,162' 2,183 m

High

5,774' 1,760 m

Low

1,388' 423 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

North Franklin peak is the highest point in the Franklin Mountains at 7,192 ft, rising some 3,000 ft above the Heinrich Park trailhead.

Like Mundy's Gap West and Mundy's Gap East, this is an old bulldozed road that has been converted to a trail. Compared to the lower roads, it is considerably steeper and paved with loose slabby rocks--not gravel. The result is a very difficult climb and descent on a mountain bike.

The grade plus the looseness means that many riders will walk most of the route up. The ride down crosses sections that are so loose it may be easier to walk them.

There are also a couple of short sections where deep ruts have turned the road into singletrack.

This trail will give very experienced riders quite a workout and most will do a lot of walking--both up and down. The views from the peak are spectacular.

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Shared By:

Stu Chaffey

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Photos

Northern Franklin Peak view looking towards transmountain. Climb sucks!!  View = amazing!!
Jul 26, 2016 near Canutillo, TX
Evan Plews climbing Mundy's Gap on his way to winning the 2013 Puzzler race.
Feb 28, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
North Franklin Peak (View to the South)
Feb 21, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
Eroded switchback littered with loose stones is difficult riding either up or down.
Dec 12, 2015 near Canutillo, TX
Mundy's Climb
Feb 26, 2014 near Canutillo, TX
Typical punishing grade with loose stones.
Dec 12, 2015 near Canutillo, TX

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