Frijole and Bear Canyon to the Bowl and Hunter Peak

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Frijole and Bear Canyon to the Bowl and Hunter Peak is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pine Springs, Texas that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2939 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

The Bowl Loop Trail is located at the top of the mountain near the Hunter Peak, about 2500 ft. high in front of the Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint. To get there you need to take the Frijole Trail to your right, and in about 2 miles you will find the intersection with the Bear Canyon Trail. The Bear Canyon is a very nice trial of about 2 miles long, steep but well maintained, and ends at the intersection with the Bowl Loop Trail. While hiking up enjoy the beautiful views, once at the top, the forest will surprise you, you do not imagine it is there. Turn to your right and enjoy the beautiful forest full of pines. Almost when completing the loop, you will arrive at the intersection with the small trail that takes you to the Hunter Peak. Do not finish the journey without visiting the Hunter peak, you will love to be on the top of the rock and enjoy the amazing view. After that, come back to the Bowl Loop Trail and continue walking until the intersection with the Bear Canyon Trail. Walk down until you reach the Frijole Trail and finish the trail where you started. It will take you between 6 and 7 hours to complete the journey, but it is worth the effort.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiking on this trail was a very pleasant experience!. First, because the Bear Canyon Trail, although is steep and some hard to walk, has beautiful views. Second, because of the nice forest at the top that I did not think I was going to to find there. I also climbed the Hunter Peak and walked on the rocks at the top, amazing vista!. I thought going down by the Bear Canyon Trail was going to be very hard, not at all!. Definitely this is a beautiful trek, I enjoyed a lot.