Franklin Mountains State Park begins at the trailhead at Chuck Heinrich Park to the roundhouse at Bowen Ranch and then returns along the same route. There are nice views of the Franklin Mountains to your west and the Organ Mountains to the north. This is a great beginner trip, but if it's too much for you, you can always turn around early to shorten the distance.
The trail is rated "easy" and while the full out-and-back distance is 7.4 miles, the elevation gain is only 280 feet. Read more about the trail here! Are you a beginning mountain biker, and want a guided experience? There's a PERFECT opportunity for you on Saturday, September 14th (click here for the info!) and Sunday, September 15th (click here for the info!)