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2.66 miles

Elevation Gain

774 ft

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The Thousand Steps Trail in El Paso, Texas, is a challenging hike that rewards with panoramic views. The trail is approximately 2.7 miles long and is rated as difficult due to its steep incline and rocky terrain. It's best to hike this trail in the cooler months to avoid the intense Texas heat. The trail is known for its unique rock formations and the Thousand Steps, a steep staircase carved into the mountainside. The trail also features a small cave that hikers can explore. At the top, hikers are rewarded with a sweeping view of El Paso and the surrounding desert landscape. Hikers should bring plenty of water, wear sturdy shoes, and be prepared for a strenuous climb. The trail is not recommended for beginners or those with mobility issues. Despite its difficulty, the Thousand Steps Trail is a popular choice for those seeking a challenging hike with rewarding views.

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