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Madera Canyon is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Davis, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 262 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


no dogs

no shade
3 days ago

Hiked this trail on the job since 1986. Nice trail. Bring plenty of water. Get out and hike!

10 days ago

Just tried to go today 6/28 and there was a sign saying the trail was closed

5 months ago

well marked trail but to me it was definately moderate. trying to accumulate to altitude and phew. the uphill till made to top was rocky and seemed to never end. definately take water and poles. view at top is very pretty. good hiking shoes a must because of rocks. mileage was accurate.

7 months ago

Nice morning hike.

Fri Apr 26 2019

Nice easy hike, would be great for sea level people to acclimate to 6k altitude. you will never wonder if you are still on the trail as well...

Sat Mar 02 2019

Always enjoy this hike when I'm in the area. Moderate elevation changes.

Sun May 27 2018

I really wanted to like the trail. And it started with running into up close encounter with several deer which was amazing. However, it was quite dry and the promised stream was dry. The trail was rocky and at places slanted, making fooling tiresome, but not difficult. I would go again during wetter seasons or if with inexperienced hikers who would benefit from the easy climb and short distance. Also- trail head actually starts at the pick nick area about a half mile east of the directions given by this ap.

Tue Mar 06 2018

Enjoyed walking this loop, easy hike with dog.

Mon Jan 01 2018

Trail is easy, with multiple rest stops and good paths.

Mon Aug 21 2017

Hiked this today. Beautiful scenery. A must for photographers.

Sat Aug 19 2017

Hiked this in mid-August on a cool day. Beautiful trail, less rocky than the trails at the state park. I would suggest wearing long pants if tall grass bothers you, as the grass was quite tall and close to the trail. We entered at the rest area just off of 118. The sign noted that dogs were not allowed on this trail.

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