Old CCC Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Old CCC Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Davis, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1076 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Trail follows an old road part of the way The high end of the trail starts at the end of the Skyline Drive auto trail; the other end is across from Camping Space 46.

hiking
25 days ago

This trail is rugged and can be dangeroua when wet. There are some cool ruins still standing along the way. If you leave the park the trail extends onto Fort Davis and that part of the trail is steep.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

From Davis Mountains State Park Campground to CCC Lookout. Connections to Fort Davis Historic Site trail or to the Skyline Drive Trail.
This was a nice morning hike. The trail, originally built by the CCC, rises several hundred feet above Hwy 118 and Limpia Creek, which is several hundred yards to the North. Great vistas to the North and also to the West (i.e., McDonald Observatory). The rise is gradual until the last tenth or so of a mile, which is up fairly steep rock steps. The trail ends at the CCC Lookout, which is also the terminus of the Skyline Drive. After the lookout, we retraced the tenth of a mile and then continued East for approximately .2 miles, where the trail met up with the Old Fort Trail that came up from Ft. Davis National Historic site. This latter trail is impeccably marked and considerably more rugged than the Old CCC Trail. But, it is well worth it, as you climb up and then down through volcanic extrusion rock, and wind your way down through steep boulder fields that at times are barely wide enough for one person. A really interesting hike in and of itself, which added another mile to the 2 miles of the CCC trail. We had shuttled a pickup vehicle to the Fort before starting the hike, for the return trip back to Davis Mountains State Park. Doing the entire hike in reverse from the Fort would a strenuous hike because of the steep, rugged climb necessary to reach the Old CCC Trail.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 24, 2015

Did this trail from east to west. The sign says there is a 289' elevation change The trail has some very rocky places, and is overgrown. The views are OK, but not that great You can cut off about .5 mile if you access the trail from the toilet building east of the end of Skyline Drive