Emory Peak Trail

HARD 61 reviews
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Emory Peak Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Terlinguo, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2549 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

This is a roundtrip hike to the highest point in Big Bend National Park (7,832'). The last 25 feet require a scramble up a sheer rock wall, but your reward is the ultimate panoramic view! From the Basin Trailhead take the Pinnacles trail for 3.5 miles. At this point, the one mile trail to the summit cuts off and heads upward. For fantastic views and solitude, this trail is hard to beat! Most hikers require approximately 5-6 hours for the roundtrip journey.

hiking
6 days ago

18 days ago

8 hours, hard on the feet , the view from the summit is worth every blister !

18 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike, this was one of my favorites! Long, with some steep spots, but very enjoyable and plenty of nice places to rest if necessary. It was less populated than some other trails and other parks, which was a huge plus.

1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail, awesome view at top. Some rock scrabbling to reach peak.

1 month ago

We hiked the Pinnacles to get to Emory Peak. Beware! This hike requires very intense scrambling to get to the actual peak. Views are amazing!

2 months ago

Great trail for a day hike. Difficult but worth it. Did not do the rock climbing the last 25 feet though.

2 months ago

Except for the annoying bugs at the peak, the trail is amazing

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It's the best Texas has to offer! Definitely not a favorite but it has great views, occasional wildlife, and architectural plants. The trail's easy if you're fit. If not, it'll be a bit difficult at the 90% mark; it get rocky and you're pretty much bouldering to the summit.

3 months ago

Hiked it for the first time Friday. Excellent trail and had a great time. Well worth the time.

hiking
3 months ago

Our most challenging and rewarding hike to date, partially because we added a trip to the south rim via Boot Canyon Trail after coming down from the peak. It is doable as a day hike, 14miles, took us 11 hours, but well worth it, the views from the south rim were amazing and we had all of that part of the hike to ourselves. We were there in August and started our hike in 60 degree weather with a high of 85 by the time we got to the peak, so don't let Texas desert in summer scare you away, the elevation of Chisos range keeps you cool. BTW, if you climb all the way up to Emory, you will have a choice to scramble up a peak on your left, or one on your right, if you want to see the medallion, choose the one on your right. We chose the left and were too tuckered to scramble again knowing we had a lot more hiking in front of us

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail and great view at the top. Show up early and beat the rush.