Pinnacles Trail

HARD 6 reviews
#45 of 68 trails in

Pinnacles Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Terlinguo, Texas that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from September until May.

8.0 miles
1,965 feet
Out & Back


trail running



no dogs

This trail climbs to the base of Emory Peak. It starts near the Chisos Basin ranger station and climbs to a point in between Emory Peak and Toll Mountain. The trail terminates on the Chisos Mountain ridgeline at a junction with the Emory Peak Trail. From there, the trail turns southwest and turns into the Boot Spring Trail which continues southeast towards the South Rim.

6 months ago

This trail was rough. But it made me forget how rough it was as I hiked up. It was worth the view once at the top!

6 months ago

Fairly constant climb, but well-built switchbacks mean it's never steep. Some great views from the trail, and surprisingly varied flora, including very sheltered and green pockets of forest. Add Emory Peak and/or South Rim for even more spectacular views, and can be combined into a slightly longer circuit with the Laguna Meadows Trail.

7 months ago

The trail is a slog, near continuous upward climb to the base of Emery Peak. It is pretty much a stepping stone to several great hikes in the Chisos. Yet, by itself, it is rewarding offering great views of the area.

7 months ago

The trail is steep and well maintained and has pit toilets at base of Emory Peak. Great view and can extend the hike using several other trails including Emory Peak Trail

4 months ago

Thursday, May 18, 2017