Emory Peak Trail

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Emory Peak Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Terlinguo, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.

9.3 miles 2549 feet Out & Back

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This is a roundtrip hike to the highest point in Big Bend National Park (7,832'). The last 25 feet require a scramble up a sheer rock wall, but your reward is the ultimate panoramic view! From the Basin Trailhead take the Pinnacles trail for 3.5 miles. At this point, the one mile trail to the summit cuts off and heads upward. For fantastic views and solitude, this trail is hard to beat! Most hikers require approximately 5-6 hours for the roundtrip journey.

6 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Amazing hike, not steep anywhere really but the scramble at the end to the peak. This is a true scramble, not too difficult (prob about 50ft) but well worth the unobstructed views from the highest peak in Big Bend.
Also on the trail, there are tons of small loose rocks so judt watch out for those (hiking poles help here).

29 days ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is arguably the most difficult trail in Texas unless you want to include the entire South Rim loop trail.

4 months ago

Loved the hike and the views from the top. Did you see the boot? Going to hike this again. This will be the last leg of a monthly hike at 11 different state parks in Texas.

backpacking
4 months ago

Very beautiful and moderately challenging path. At the very top there is a scramble on a lot of rocks with have cliff faces but it was amazing! The view is unlike any other.

5 months ago

Nice hike, let's go again!

5 months ago

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Moderate grade and lovely scenery throughout. The Peak false summits once - wonderful Texas trail. A bit of fun scrambling at the end for the adventurous soul.

hiking
7 months ago

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7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This is a tough hike, with a lot of elevation gain and exposed, windy paths. The distance straight to the peak and back to the Chisos Basin is about 10 miles. The difficulty is worth it! The forest high in the Chisos Mountains is beautiful and wildly different than the desert of the park's floor. There are colorful birds and other animals around. The peak itself requires a scramble (not too difficult, but put your fear of heights aside!) and you want to scramble up the RIGHT pile at the end of the trail. The views are worth the trouble!

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