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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.

We started our hike at around 5 pm. Arrived at camping ground on top of mountain at around 7pm. Spent the night there and around 8:30 am we started the hike to the peak. It took us 45 minutes to reach the peak. Finally from the peak to our car we descended in around two hours.

First mile and a half were the steepest and hardest, specially carrying our overnight camp gear. From there on it levels a little. Pace yourself the first mile and a half.

We took around 1.5 litters of water per person and had some left when we finished.

Since the trail starts on the east side of the mountain you can start the climb in mid afternoon and have shade.

Difficult, but worth it. Amazing views! Start early and avoid windy Spring days. October is ideal weather.

hiking
5 days ago

Very rewarding, but exhausting from the start.

Paired with Devils hall. Loved the spring.

Wonderful challenge

hiking
7 days ago

Awesome view, could stay all day.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike in a lightly used national park. go into the arroyo, then join the main trail, return via devil hall trail.

Amazing day! It’s been said before the first 1.5 miles are the hardest but the view from the top is worth all the work! Sunscreen and water are a must! Completed the trip in just over 5 hours with about 45 minutes at the peak.

In the clouds for the hike up. Clear sky on the hike down. I completed the hike in 4 hours and 50 minutes. The day was complete with hiking the trails near the primitive campground. What an awesome day.

on Permian Reef Trail

11 days ago

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