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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.

Awesome hike, took 2:30 getting to the peak for an 8 am sunrise. Most challenging part was the cold and windy conditions going up, but that dissipated after sunrise. Definitely felt the elevation the first half mile but got acclimated to it after that. Like others have said, very windy at the top. Quick and easy coming down. 5 hours round trip was tiring but easily doable. Sunrise from the peak is absolutely amazing!

6 days ago

The views along the way are good. I went around sunset and it was really nice to see the sun setting along the mountains. The last half of the trail is very Rocky and unfriendly though and easy to get lost so keep your hiking boots ready.

Very underwhelming. Nothing really to write about. It was hot, dry and the trail has a lot of thorny plants to get your clothes ripped on. And what do you see for all the trouble? Nothing.

Great trail no services, restrooms at trailhead but very good moderate hiking trail

Spectacular hike! Beautiful views from the beginning. The first mile is tough, pretty steep but its a good trail and well maintained. Top half was real windy, 30+mph so come prepared. Unbelievable views at the top make every step worth it. 5:11 up and down for our ave fit group. Highly recommend!

A lot of hikes on here are rated as hard and a lot of times are more medium in my opinion. This one however is a hard hike. My wife and I both had our backpacking packs on 30-45lbs and both agreed even without our packs if we were just day hiking it, it still would have been a good workout. I highly recommend this hike! The views are incredible and the top is worth the struggle it takes to get there.!

If you camp up at Guadalupe peak campsite it’s around 8000ft it is poorly marked. So when you hit the trail marker that says camp site to the right of the main trail you need to follow what almost looks like a small game trail over the next ridge and then you will find the sites. I’d say it’s probably .1/8th mile from the main trail.

As we came down after camping the winds were around 50-60 mph gusts and hard to stay standing at times. We had winter gear and wind breakers otherwise it would have been pretty brutal up there.

Coming down we ran into people with hardly any water, wearing sandals, or very little clothes. Just make sure you check the weather and are prepared. I’m pretty sure a number of those people probably had to turn back before making the summit. Hopefully this helps. If you take the right gear this hike is amazing!!

This trail is an amazing contrast to the trek up the mountain. I went in November and the colors were outstanding.

Great trail with spectacular views. I did it at age 60. Get out there.

Great views with wild life deer and aoudad

View was breathtaking ❤️

Excellent hike. Outstanding scenery and would rate as moderate.

Tough hike but it's definitely worth it once you make it to the top

Great trail. Extremely strenuous but totally worth it when you make it to the top. We completed it in 5 hours.

Essentially flat walking along a river bed. Wind was howling through the canyon. scenery is spectacular.

Fantastic trail and a really great campsite near the top. Would definitely go again.

It’s a pretty and pretty easy hike. The second half is follow the wash and make your own path. Just before the Hall there is a amphitheater like formation. Keep going just a bit longer.

Great trail with nice view

Hiked to the summit on Thursday 1/25/18. No snow or ice on the trail but if there is I would be prepared to turn back at dicey spots and definitely come with trekking poles, proper footwear, and many layers for this amazing hike. Hat and gloves for sure right now for when the wind picks up.

Took the trail heading out to Devils Hall which adds mileage but gets you warmed up on some flat grade prior to the elevation gain. The other route sends you straight up but is shorter. I think it added at least a mile to my journey.
Call it 9.5 miles I reached the top and back down in a smidge over four hours but trucked it the whole way down and up and spent 15 at the top.

Sign the summit book and be ready to work. This hike is exactly what it says it is...3,000 foot elevation to the highest point in Texas. You earn the view by putting in the work.

A must for any seasoned in shape day hiker visiting GMNP.

Definitely a hard hike, not for kids under 13, make sure you bring plenty of water and food. About 2.5 hours to the peak, and one hour fifty min out. We hustled and were tired. Well worth it though! There is a couple windy areas at this time, gusts up to 35, but press on.

Great Hike, starts out hard, levels out, and finishes hard. GREAT hike for the state of Texas. I've done this one twice, once in the summer and once in the winter. Both were great

Fun hike, our group got to the peak for sunrise. Pretty unrelenting elevation changes, but that is to be expected with a gain of 2857 feet. Well maintained trail with some exposed sections. I did not feel unsafe, however I would be wary of bringing children up there. We also lucked out with the weather, as when we went there were no icy patches.

well maintaned campsite and trail. excellent views with a pretty tough trail and amazing view at the end. would do again

Ran (mostly fast walked actually - very rocky) 1:20 up and 1:00 down. Great views, lots of interesting terrain & several ecosystems.

While the hike itself was strenuous at the end, it was not as difficult as others have reported. I had a fabulous weather day. 6 hours round trip.

12/30/2017!!! Great way to finish the year. A super fun challenge with amazing views!!

Have driven this beautiful highway several times. It is always a pleasure to see these mountains again. The scenery is always different depending of the time of the year.

Monica’s review is spot on. It’s an incline the whole way but absolutely worth it. Bring plenty of water, snacks and layers. The weather was 65 at the base when we started at 8:20 am. When we reached the peak it was much much colder and the wind was around 40+ mph. Definitely worth the work. Stay safe and enjoy!

This is really a very easy trial through some nice vegetation and good views of the surrounding mountains

12/27/17 My first HARD trail. It was a challenge for me. There was very little wind, day started out foggy with frost on everything at base. It was like doing stairs 4 miles up and down while walking on rocks. Closer to the summit path is more narrow and parts you are just climbing the side of the mountain. It is a doable trail, just move at your own pace and watch your footing. You will feel a huge accomplishment after this trail. Other hikers said this was one of the harder trails they ever did. Views well worth it!!!

2 months ago

Great long hike. The Tejas Trail is gorgeous and the switchbacks are exposed on the mountainside. Got slightly lost: when you take the Bush Trail, you want to veer towards the Pine-something campground, if you don’t, then you’ll end up somewhere back on the Tejas Trail. You do hike four little peaks before Bush, but the incline is not intense. Great long hike.

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