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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
2 days ago

Had a great time, planned a group hike, four adults, four kiddos they loved seeing the water definitely a great trip!

A favorite for locales we make it a loop. Go into the arroyo at the start. Follow unit devil hall return by the designated trail

This trail was tough! The trail was very clear and the views were worth it.

A fun and challenging trail. Great views.

Did this one alone back in January. It was difficult but the views were absolutely worth it.

This is a great tough hike! Very rocky in spots with lots of steep steps. Be sure to bring your trekking poles for balance and to climb up and down the steep steps. There is no water available on this trail except at the trail head.. I took 3 liters with me and drank most of it. Views are magnificent from the first switchback and gets better and better as you climb. Be sure to bring a wide brimmed hat and lots of sun screen. There is almost no shade on the trail.

A grueler! The highway to heaven.

hiking
22 days ago

The spring at the top is shady and cool

Great views! This state high point makes you work for it with a grueling first mile, two false summits, and a short class 3 scramble before the summit.

I saw falcons, lizards, and a garter snake, along with the standard birds and bugs.

Starting it at dawn gave me a chance to watch the sunrise and enjoy a cooler walk. Bring extra water and sunscreen if you decide to start later.

Note to a future climber: bring a notebook for the summit log. The current logbook at the top is full...

This is not only the heights peak in Texas but probably the best hike in Texas awesome !

This is an awesome hike! The weather can change quickly so be prepared. Although bit steep the trail is very well marked and you can do it in 5 hours without rush.

Very rugged trail and sometimes covered with vegetation to where it's hard to find the trail. But, in the end it's all so very worth it!!

hiking
1 month ago

Also known as the prettiest place in Texas always a rewarding hike we make it a loop up the arroyo and back on the trail

Definitely bring a gallon of water, make sure you have your hiking legs on because this is not for the faint of heart. It is hard to get to the top but once there the view is AMAZING! Don't bring the kids or anyone with leg problems or a bad heart.