Explore the most popular hiking trails in Davis Mountains State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Would suggest going counter clockwise if you can for better views. This mapped trail is actually a few different ones. Pretty views of wide open fields. You cross a few roads in this park at the top and have some picnic tables available to you.
Also, this is one of those trails with a lot of little jagged rocks on the path - so booties for your pups is a good idea.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Nice drive in scenic area, somewhat overlooked in West Texas.

hiking
9 months ago

Short, easy hike.

Short easy trail. We did it combining Montezuma Quail loop. Very well marked, but rocky. Good views.

Great views and not difficult. Rocky in some places. Would be nice in the spring or fall but hot in the summer; not much shade. Trail is well marked.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this as a loop with the Skyline trail. Great views and not difficult. Rocky in some places. Would be nice in the spring or fall but hot in the summer; not much shade.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this hike in December with a dog on a leash. Weather in the 60s. Cool things to see at the top, including CCC lookout. We hiked back via Skyline.

hiking
10 months ago

Seamus O'Toole is correct, this is not the official marked route (at least, not anymore) Anyhow, it's a great trail with fantastic views in all directions. Saw deer, hawks, and many Aoudad.

hiking
10 months ago

Super easy trail! The views got better the higher you went. I took my dog and we had fun. Was nice to find some hiking here in the desert!

We had a great time. Did the Skyline Drive Trail and returned back on the old CCC Trail. Though the initial hike to the summit was steep, a lot of switchbacks helped out. Views are worth it. Weather in October was really mild. Nice camp ground and friendly staff.

Really lovely views and hiking through semi-arid desert. Saw a little snake! Some spots have some decent elevation gain but it levels out pretty quick at the top.

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Very beautiful trail. It was fairly steep but so worth it when you got to the top.

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Love this park in west Texas - it's worth the 9 hour drive to enjoy.
Excellent staff and camping spots.
Glampers can stay at the hotel on site.
Trails require stamina, water, snacks, water and your attention. (spots can trick you if you don't pay attention.)

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lots of uphill and very rocky. Views were great!

Good hike, trails in this park are well marked. Put a rain jacket in your pack as storms pop up. This park has some good. hikes when combining trails.

Good hike and some rugged scenery. Pack. a rain jacket for pop up storms.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

This trail is rugged and can be dangeroua when wet. There are some cool ruins still standing along the way. If you leave the park the trail extends onto Fort Davis and that part of the trail is steep.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

sunrise hike a must, watch out for javelinas.

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

From Davis Mountains State Park Campground to CCC Lookout. Connections to Fort Davis Historic Site trail or to the Skyline Drive Trail.
This was a nice morning hike. The trail, originally built by the CCC, rises several hundred feet above Hwy 118 and Limpia Creek, which is several hundred yards to the North. Great vistas to the North and also to the West (i.e., McDonald Observatory). The rise is gradual until the last tenth or so of a mile, which is up fairly steep rock steps. The trail ends at the CCC Lookout, which is also the terminus of the Skyline Drive. After the lookout, we retraced the tenth of a mile and then continued East for approximately .2 miles, where the trail met up with the Old Fort Trail that came up from Ft. Davis National Historic site. This latter trail is impeccably marked and considerably more rugged than the Old CCC Trail. But, it is well worth it, as you climb up and then down through volcanic extrusion rock, and wind your way down through steep boulder fields that at times are barely wide enough for one person. A really interesting hike in and of itself, which added another mile to the 2 miles of the CCC trail. We had shuttled a pickup vehicle to the Fort before starting the hike, for the return trip back to Davis Mountains State Park. Doing the entire hike in reverse from the Fort would a strenuous hike because of the steep, rugged climb necessary to reach the Old CCC Trail.

love it . hard on a hot day

Not difficult for a moderate class hike. Rugged uneven rocky trail with plenty of need to look where your putting your feet. Pretty bleak landscape when you stop to see what you're hiking through and it seems to be much longer in length than listed.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

enjoyed it. the sights are great!

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

great trails and views but really rocky!

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

The main route listed here for the trail is incorrect. Pay attention to trail markers made by visitors (stacked rocks blocking trail). The route shown here is either an old trail not used for a long time or a record of someone taking a game trail. Do not use this for navigation. Get an updated trail map from the park office before setting out.

hiking
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Short and easy trail that is great for kiddos and seniors. You can usually see wildlife in the morning.

hiking
Monday, August 10, 2015

We had a wonderful hike. It was comfortable August morning and could not have thought of a better place to be. I went up the Skyline trail and returned on the old CCC trail. It was a nice loop.

hiking
Friday, July 24, 2015

The Headquarters Trail is parallel the the entrance road from the state park entrance to first wildlife viewing area. There is very little grade change, and not that rocky.

hiking
Friday, July 24, 2015

Did this trail from east to west. The sign says there is a 289' elevation change The trail has some very rocky places, and is overgrown. The views are OK, but not that great You can cut off about .5 mile if you access the trail from the toilet building east of the end of Skyline Drive

Friday, July 03, 2015

Beautiful views!

Great trail, nice views

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