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This park has Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, the scenic McKittrick Canyon full of Bigtooth Maples, part of the Chihuahuan Desert, and a fossilized reef from the Permian.

hiking
8 days ago

Really beautiful canyon hike! More moderate in some spots and easy in others. Shoes with grip are a good idea! My friend who doesn't hike was able to do with only a few small breaks! I was just visiting the area but I hope to do this one again someday! Absolutely beautiful park!

The views were definitely worth it at the peak. The crux is definitely in the first quarter of the trail up with nearly half the ascent in that first quarter.

Beautiful changes of colors in the fall.

hiking
24 days ago

Little harder than expected ... but great view

Excellent trail. Medium difficulty if in relatively good physical condition. Estimated time of 6-8 Hours if taking one's time. I was able to complete in about 4 hours with a 30 minute break. There are some large steps at the beginning but smooths out after the fist 1.5 mile. Great place to escape the heat of west Texas!

This is a decent little hike if you only have a few hours to spend. The hike up the wash is pretty fun. You are in low areas pretty much the whole time so the views are not terribly expansive. Still nice though. The rock formations once you get to the devils hall are great. Some wildlife around if you are quiet. Had a huge mule deer walk within feet of us. It was incredible. Overall a decent enough hike. Certainly not my favorite but would do again.

Definite sense of accomplishment to complete this hike. Info says 6-8 hrs. We needed the full 8.

hiking
1 month ago

First half is in the foothills. Second half is up a wash. Fun little hike. Lots of hikers. Seemed to be the hike to do if don't have a lot of time.

rocky and steep but the surroundings stay interesting the whole time

Beautiful trail. The madrone trees are fantastic!