Skyline Drive Auto Trail Drive

MODERATE 5 reviews

Skyline Drive Auto Trail Drive is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Davis, Texas that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

scenic driving

views

Scenic drive in Davis Mountains State Park

3 months ago

Started the Skyline Drive trail next to the Interpretive Center. A little over 500' of gain to the top overlook, with fairly easy switchbacks that get you up quickly. Trail was rocky enough that I'd wished for my boots instead of my trail runners, but no big deal. Beautiful views in all directions. Took it all the way to the end and then returned on the CCCC trail which was nice because it was a gentler sloping return. Overall was 5.3 miles and took a little over 3 hours including lots of stops to enjoy the overlooks. Great stuff!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Rode this out full length.
Beautiful panoramas of the mountain area.
Lave flows are striking and "amazingly" large, glad it cooled off here all those years ago.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

scenic driving
Saturday, July 25, 2015

This paved road goes from the camping area and climbs to the summit of the mountain to the southeast. It has a couple of switchbacks, and yet not intimidating. There are several pullouts that offer great views of the surrounding area. Near the end are several picnic tables.