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Best trails in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Palo Duro Canyon State Park ranging from 1.7 to 9.4 miles and from 2,795 to 3,438 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Park activities include camping, horseback riding, hiking, nature study, bird watching, mountain biking, and scenic drives. While in the park, stop by and enjoy our Visitor Center located on the Canyon Rim. This rustic native stone building was constructed by the CCC in 1934 and houses a Museum and Museum Store. The store is located in the Visitor Center and features books, potter, jewelry, and educational items pertaining to the Canyon. Adult : $8 Daily Child 12 Years and Under: Free

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Map of trails in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Park information
Acreage:
20,000 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
806/488-2227
Top trails (22)
#1 - The Lighthouse Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
The Lighthouse Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Canyon, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#2 - Rock Garden Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
Rock Garden Trail climbs from a field of boulders at the bottom of the canyon to the Rylander Fortress Cliff Trail along the canyons rim.Show more
#3 - Juniper Cliffside Trail and Juniper Riverside Trail Loop
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 55 m
Cactus campground located in Texas's Palo Duro Canyon state park provides access to numerous scenic trails in the park.Show more
#4 - CCC Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
CCC Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canyon, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and naShow more
#5 - Givens, Spicer & Lowry Trail to the Lighthouse Trail and Paseo del Rio
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Givens, Spicer & Lowry Trail to the Lighthouse Trail and Paseo del Rio is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canyon, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moShow more
#6 - Rock Garden to Fortress Bluff Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
10 mile round trip hike from the Rock Garden trail head then to the Fortress Bluff trail to the fractured rock. Take a lot of water. The trails are not marked passed the Rock Garden trail. Show more
#7 - The Paseo del Rio Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 57 m
A flat trail along the riverShow more
#8 - Upper Comanche Trail and Kiowa Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Upper Comanche Trail and Kiowa Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canyon, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#9 - Lighthouse Trail via Givens, Spicer, and Lowry Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Note: Trails in the area may be closed after heavy rainfall.Show more
#10 - Capitol Peak
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
Capitol Peak is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canyon, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature tripsShow more
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