Emory Peak Trail

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Emory Peak Trail ist ein 10.4 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Terlingua, Texas. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich.

Entfernung: 10.4 miles Höhenunterschied: 2,529 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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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.

wandern
scrambling
4 days ago

Yes the last 25 ft is a scramble and a bit intense— not great if you’re afraid of heights. It’s definitely doable, just go slow. There are two peaks, the summit is the right side one.

9 days ago

we went over Thanksgiving just updating this now. such a great hike!

wandern
eisig
scrambling
steinig
10 days ago

One of the best trails I’ve ever done. Round trip it was closer to 12 miles, and where the trail splits off from Pinncales onto the actual Emory Peak trail is definitely the hardest part. The rocky scramble at the end is SO much fun, and even though it seems a little scary I never felt like I was in danger. Did this trail two days ago and there were a few patches of ice along the trail, but nothing that impeded our hike! Bring plenty of water and a good meal to have when you’re at the top, because coming back down is rough on the leg muscles.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
11 days ago

Awesome hike! It took my son and I 2.51 hrs 5.1 miles one way. We walked normal and made frequent stops for pictures. It is hard but not impossible; take your time and enjoy the views and peace of the journey up. Start early so you won't feel hurried. The beginning of the trail is behind the store next to the information building. The weather was excellent, 54/50 and sunny; it was windy up in the summit. However, if you bring a light jacket or windbreaker, you should be fine. We consumed 80 oz of water together, but if you do this on a hotter day you might need more. If you are scared of heights, the summit might give you a little scared as you are climbing on rocks to the top and the wind might give you an unbalanced feeling of dropping. Very doable; there were all levels of physical capabilities and ages, so, just take your time and enjoy it.

wandern
eisig
schlammig
15 days ago

wandern
scrambling
19 days ago

wandern
scrambling
19 days ago

aufgezeichnet Emory Peak Trail

wandern
20 days ago

Rough at the top but worth the view! Forgot to record on the way up so caught it on the way down

wandern
23 days ago

To a beginner hiker like me, the trail up was fairly tiring (it was a steady upwards slope and pretty rocky at times). The last scramble is very doable though! I have absolutely no climbing experience and my parents and I were all able to reach the summit. Just take it slow and be careful and you will be fine. However, if you have a fear of heights the final ascent may not be for you. My dad has a deathly fear of heights and did it, but he was really anxious the whole time and wasn’t even able to enjoy the view at the top (which was beautiful!). Also, like another reviewer mentioned the trail is actually 10.6 mi from the Chisos Basin trailhead (ie if you park and begin the hike at the Chisos Basin visitor center)

rucksacktour
24 days ago

Beautiful time at Big Bend, completed spring break March ‘19, taking the Laguna meadows-boot canyon-Emory peak route, camping overnight laguna west. Total mileage was 15.5ish, only issue was I ran out of water on the way out, so be sure to bring enough!

wandern
27 days ago

Good hike! I didn’t feel that the climb up was strenuous or steep grade but was very enjoyable. The scramble to the top can be a little sketchy but there are plenty of hand and foot holds. View from the top is great and you can see Santa Elena canyon off to the west.

wandern
1 month ago

Good hike, although mostly wooded so you don't have awesome views until the end and at several points along the trail. The rock climbing part at the end was not that difficult and was NOT a "a scramble up a sheer rock wall." I am not comfortable with dangerous climbing, so if i could do it without being overly nervous/scared, then most can certainly make it up there. I think there are a number of different routes one can take though. But everyone I saw was going up the right side. It never had much exposure and plenty of good places to put your hands and feet. Also, I think the hike is really 10.4 miles, not 8.5, at least from the Chisos Basin store and ranger office, which is the route that most everyone takes. So good hike and well worth doing, but a bit overrated, IMO.

wandern
1 month ago

A great trail. Beautiful view from highest point in Big Bend National Park. Mostly well marked. Last stretch approximately 50 feet is near vertical climb. Not easy for the hikers with fear of heights. Easiest path up the rock is not intuitive. Take your time. Find Good surface for hold before next step. It is doable.

wandern
steinig
1 month ago

wandern
scrambling
1 month ago

Great trail! If you are an avid hiker, it’ll be moderate for about 90% of the way. Pretty steady incline until the end. The climb to the pinnacle was the most fun I had on the hike! There is shade for the majority of the trail so the 50 degree weather was perfect! We saw a few groups heading up there to see the sunset, but it seems really dangerous to hike back in the dark since the trail is rocky at some parts. We finished in about 6 hours and stopped plenty of times to take pictures and snack. Highly recommended! No bear or lion sighting, however, we did see a woodpecker and what looks like a blue jay.

wandern
scrambling
1 month ago

Outstanding 10 mile out and back. Perfect weather, tons of shade. Little tricky at the summit, but so worth it work.

wandern
1 month ago

My gps was a bit of but the trail is pretty clear and easy to follow. As you progress past mile 3 the treat gets a bit easier. Expect the last few 50 feet to the top to be a wall climb through some rocks. It’s for some but not for all. All in all great time and beautiful weather around nov time.

wandern
scrambling
scrambling
steinig
steinig
1 month ago

A true gem! Trail is in great condition, well-marked and easy to follow. The beginning provides great views of the "Window" and the valley beyond; the middle segment passes through a couple of meadows and a mixed forest of coniferous and deciduous tress--adding some great autumn color to our Thanksgiving hike! The upper section, from the peak spur onward, is pretty rugged 75% of the way, but the way it wraps from the north side of the mountain to the south a couple of times shows the brilliance of the builders. About the time you're getting a bit tired and the terrain is getting rough, trail moves to the south side, offering equally tremendous views of Big Bend. The scramble at the end is really pretty easy without much real exposure. If you're hesitant to hike this trail because of it, I'd encourage you to give it a try anyway; it's not bad at all. I added a few pictures of the peak from an adjacent, but slightly lower peak, in order to offer a different perspective than the typical close up which makes it look worse than it is.

wandern
1 month ago

Great hike! Steady incline but not too challenging until the last mile. Also, the trail was rerouted due to safety concerns so the AllTrails route is not accurate until about 2/3 of a mile into the hike.

The peak was a scramble but amazing all around

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

Easy if you are used to hikes above 10k feet. Some people say it's steep, but there are actually a lot of switchbacks that make it a fairly light grade. Amazing views from the trail head to the summit. It'd be nice if there weren't any antennae up there, but the 30' scramble was fun. There is also a restaurant and bar at the trail head, which makes post hike activities easy. Actually 4.7mi from the visitor center to the summit.

wandern
5 months ago

The view at the top is the highlight! Saw a rattlesnake under a rock on top left of peak and mounds of lady bugs everywhere. Lots of Mexican blue jays on the journey up. Worth the hike to get the view. Pretty challenging scramble to get to the top but so rewarding. Get an early start and bring tons of water.

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