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Playa Drain Trail

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Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 3,695' 1,126 m
Low: 3,674' 1,120 m

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Trail shared by Miguel Fraga

A beautiful way to explore local neighborhoods filled with many amenities like sunscreen stations and picnic areas.

Miguel Fraga

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Family Friendly The Playa Drain Trail is a trail for everyone due to its family-friendly amenities like: exercise stations, pet-friendly water fountains, picnic areas, community libraries, and shaded resting areas.

Need to Know

The El Paso County Tax Office parking lot located at 301 Manny Martinez Drive serves as parking for the trail. The lot is open daily from 6 am to 8 pm. From there you can walk to the trailhead on Manny Martinez Dr.

Description

If you're looking for a good spot to exercise in the Lower Valley, consider the Playa Drain Trail. The recreational trail is paved, making it easy for trail users ranging from older users to families with young children. On top of this, the trail is jam-packed with amenities including benches, shade structures, water fountains, bike racks and bike repair stations, exercise stations, picnic tables, and public art.

This bike-ped trail sits on the banks of the stormwater ditch of the same name for 3.4 miles, connecting parks such as Ascarate Park in the west to Riverside Park in the east. It is the first segment of a planned 60-mile trail called the Paso del Norte Trail, which will some day crisscross El Paso County.

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ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features

Contacts

Local Club: Borderland Mountain Bike Association

Feb 28, 2016: Moving Forward

Dec 11, 2013: Good things….bad things

Sep 13, 2013: Resignation

Land Manager: El Paso Water Utilities

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Biking through the Playa Drain Trail.
Jul 10, 2019 near Fort Bliss, TX

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