Explore the most popular views 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.

scenic driving
1 month ago

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

Amazing hiking trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Short, easy hike.

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

hiking
4 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.

We did this hike down after hiking CCC trail up. It seemed more arduous than CCC But that was probably because I was tired. I liked CCC better, I think.

hiking
5 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
5 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.

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!

hiking
7 months ago

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

Lots of uphill and very rocky. Views were great!

Started the Skyline Drive trail next to the Interpretive Center. A little over 500' of gain to the top overlook, with fairly easy switchbacks that get you up quickly. Trail was rocky enough that I'd wished for my boots instead of my trail runners, but no big deal. Beautiful views in all directions. Took it all the way to the end and then returned on the CCCC trail which was nice because it was a gentler sloping return. Overall was 5.3 miles and took a little over 3 hours including lots of stops to enjoy the overlooks. Great stuff!

hiking
9 months ago

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
10 months ago

sunrise hike a must, watch out for javelinas.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

mountain biking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Rode this out full length.
Beautiful panoramas of the mountain area.
Lave flows are striking and "amazingly" large, glad it cooled off here all those years ago.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

enjoyed it. the sights are great!

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.

scenic driving
Saturday, July 25, 2015

This paved road goes from the camping area and climbs to the summit of the mountain to the southeast. It has a couple of switchbacks, and yet not intimidating. There are several pullouts that offer great views of the surrounding area. Near the end are several picnic tables.

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!

hiking
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Great trail! Lots of loose rocks on the trail. Great view at the top.

walking
Thursday, August 07, 2014

This is a beautiful trail and a nice way to get a taste of the Davis Mountians area a couple hours. If you take it slow, take lots of pictures, and enjoy the scenery this is an easy hike. We started on the campsite side and ended at the Indian Lodge. It's then another mile or less to the campsite. There are other trails to explore around there as well and makes for a nice way to fill a weekend of camping or even if you are just passing through.

hiking
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