Hunter Peak

HARD 9 reviews

Hunter Peak is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlsbad, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

7.8 miles
2,657 feet



wild flowers


no dogs

2 months 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.

6 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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Great trail. I went up via Tejas trail to the peak, and came down via Bear Canyon Trail (Bear Canyon trail is a beast going down, I can't imagine how tough it'd be going up). Great views from the top too.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Great hike

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hunter Peak is the hidden gem at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Strenuous hike with magnificent vistas. The view from the summit is beyond beautiful. Highly recommend this trail.

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