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

hiking
1 month ago

Went up and back Tejas Trail. Not too hard I would say moderate on hiking level. Some some mule and a small lizard. Great hike. 4-14-18.

hiking
1 month ago

Kristen and I were first on the trail after gates opened at 8 am. Lots of scat. When you get to canyon the trees are amazing. Some water although looks like this may have been more in the past. Loved the Pratt cabin and the hunter cabin. Magic place.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail. Did this one in late March. Quite windy at times especially on the exposed cliffs. Pack for all weather conditions. We got to the top at camped at Wilderness Ridge where it hailed on us quite a bit. Chilly, upper 20's at night.

Loved this hike. Beautiful scenery and the Grotto is a nice rest area. Be aware, after the Grotto, the hike gets tougher-not hazardous, just tough. Most of the elevation gain starts then. If you're planning on camping at the site at the top, you'll need to take water, which makes the hike a bit tougher. We went in late October. After the Notch, only saw 2 people.

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

Just beautiful and so well maintained

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike!! Went up via Bear Canyon steep climb but well worth the effort!!! Saw a herd of Bighorns. The view at the peak is breathtaking. The views coming down were just as beautiful coming down via the Tejas trail. I have done Guadalupe Peak as well and I’d have to say that Hunter was just as challenging and the views were better!! We went in December and just be prepared for cold weather towards the top

Nice hike to the springs. Many wildflowers in the summer and nice views of the surrounding mountains.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice trail with many wildflowers in season and good views of the mountains.

Gorgeous red maples in the fall. First part of trail is really easy. Getting to the grotto a little more work but doable. Nice picnic spot.

Trail starts by Frijole Ranch buildings. Nice views of the surrounding flatter areas. Trail covered in loose rock. I met a couple of Javelina on the trail. I went mid November, but would not have enjoyed this in warm weather as the trail is mostly non shaded.

hiking
6 months ago

Shorter hike with year round pond and stream another gem of the Guadalupes

This time of year (early November) is probably why this is also know as the pretest place in Texas. Some of the best trail in the Guadalupe's

good hike for senior citizens. seems to longer than 2.5 miles. enjoyable in cool weather.

Paired with Devils hall. Loved the spring.

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

hiking
7 months ago

This hike is harder than Guadalupe Peak trail and Hunter Peak trail in my opinion. The first portion, on the Tejas trail is awesome. Once you get to the top, you take the left fork which is Bush Mountain trail. At this point, you are only half way to Bush Mountain peak. From this point on, the trail becomes very rocky with lots of loose rocks. At certain points, I got lost because the trail was overgrown with vegetation and it was hard to follow. The hardest part of this section of the trail was mental as you have to crest FOUR mountain tops before reaching Bush Mountain Peak. So four ups and downs and knowing that you have to do it again going back to base camp was a little tough . Still, well worth the effort. Starting out early is highly recommended. It took me 7 hours 15 minutes before I got back to Pine Springs base camp.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

The spring at the top is shady and cool

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

Starts at Frijole Ranch, follows a canyon for a good while through desert terrain and just when you think you've had enough, you walk into the Spring area. It's a beautiful oasis in the middle of a harsh desert-mountain climate.

Beautiful and amazing in every way! Had the whole trail to myself and just myself and a deer at the Spring for probably over an hour! A must do for Guadalupe Mountains, in my opinion.

hiking
11 months ago

My time at Guadalupe Mountains National park was very limited, so I chose this trail instead of the Peak hike. Sadly, I probably would have been better just taking a pass. The trail just isn't that interesting and the views are kinda meh. I chalked it up as a chance to stretch my legs after a long car ride.

The trail is okay. Definitely easy for those with limited mobility. What made the outing awesome is the ranch buildings and the incredibly knowledgeable park ranger. I took my son this spring, right after he turned 16, and we made a day of it at the park. Touring the buildings and talking with the park ranger made our day. We learned so much and I'm just sorry that I cannot remember the ranger's name.

hiking
11 months ago

I think I enjoyed hiking up Bear Canyon even more then Guadalupe Peak. With a predawn start I got to the canyon at sunrise and it was alive with bird songs. It is steep but shady with trees and huge boulders you go around as you get higher up - the cool and pleasant surroundings helped make the steep ascent more tolerable. . When you join the Bowl Trail it is pines and firs and easy going - spotted 3 mule deer there.. Great views of Guadalupe Peak from Hunter Peak. The only downside of doing it counterclockwise is you get full sun all the way down on Tejas Trail. All the trails are marked and in good shape with fresh signs of maintenance.

Hard hike. Awesome views. Hard to see a trail sometimes!

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Although it was May when I walked this trail, the day was not too hot, and the wind refreshed me a lot. At this time of the year the dessert plants begin to bloom, and this made my trip more interesting. It was not easy to walk on this steep and rocky trail, but once at the top, the trail in the forest and the beautiful views helped me to forget those obstacles. A herd of 6 deer in the forest along with the beautiful dessert flowers was also part of the fascinating landscape. This was a long and somewhat difficult trail but also was a very nice experience.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Great little day hike up to a natural spring at the top. We did the loop counter clockwise which was a little steeper right before the springs but we'll worth it. Great picknic area to have lunch at the springs before you head back down

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