Outer Mountain Loop with Pinnacles Trail and Jupiter Canyon

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Outer Mountain Loop with Pinnacles Trail and Jupiter Canyon is a 30.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Basin Junction, Texas that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE
30.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

historic site

no dogs

backpacking
15 days ago

Excellent hike. Very demanding. Can be done in two days, but recommend three. Well marked. No water, have to cache. Primitive campsites few and far between. Zone camping allowed once past the main trails in the park, but the terrain is very rugged, so plan carefully.

backpacking
21 days ago

What a great loop backpack trip with a lot a changes in elevation. Great views with lots of variety of habitats. According to my mapping software the total climbing elevation was 11,324 feet. At least 1 water cache is required by the NPS. It's a very demanding multi day backpacking trip. Give yourselves plenty of time to complete each day. There were groups that didn't complete the first day until 10:30 at night ran out of water halfway through the second day.