Smith Spring Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Smith Spring Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlsbad, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Hike to an oasis in the desert.

2 days ago

Trail starts by Frijole Ranch buildings. Nice views of the surrounding flatter areas. Trail covered in loose rock. I met a couple of Javelina on the trail. I went mid November, but would not have enjoyed this in warm weather as the trail is mostly non shaded.

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15 days ago

Shorter hike with year round pond and stream another gem of the Guadalupes

22 days ago

good hike for senior citizens. seems to longer than 2.5 miles. enjoyable in cool weather.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Paired with Devils hall. Loved the spring.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Had a great time, planned a group hike, four adults, four kiddos they loved seeing the water definitely a great trip!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

The spring at the top is shady and cool

3 months ago

Starts at Frijole Ranch, follows a canyon for a good while through desert terrain and just when you think you've had enough, you walk into the Spring area. It's a beautiful oasis in the middle of a harsh desert-mountain climate.

Beautiful and amazing in every way! Had the whole trail to myself and just myself and a deer at the Spring for probably over an hour! A must do for Guadalupe Mountains, in my opinion.

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5 months ago

My time at Guadalupe Mountains National park was very limited, so I chose this trail instead of the Peak hike. Sadly, I probably would have been better just taking a pass. The trail just isn't that interesting and the views are kinda meh. I chalked it up as a chance to stretch my legs after a long car ride.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Great little day hike up to a natural spring at the top. We did the loop counter clockwise which was a little steeper right before the springs but we'll worth it. Great picknic area to have lunch at the springs before you head back down

6 months ago

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7 months ago

Great, I'm a chub and I was able to complete it.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Great low maintenance hike with great views. Go in the morning or late afternoon and look for the resident Mule Deer and Javelina in the meadows in between the trail loop.

9 months ago

10 months ago

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10 months ago

Great hike! Not too hard, well worth the hike.