Emory Peak Trail

HARD 68 reviews
#4 of 60 trails in

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
4 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging but worth every second! Beautiful views are worth the sore feet after. Can't wait to do this one again!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

challenging hike w/ great views

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

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hiking
4 months 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.

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

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

4 months 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!

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 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.