The Lighthouse Trail

MODERATE 119 reviews

The Lighthouse Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Canyon, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

mountain biking
6 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Absolutely stunning views. First time hiker and this trail was the perfect challenge for me. We took the path off the trail to the left of the picnic table at the end and with a little careful rock climbing and advice from other hikers made it right up next to the light house rock itself! Truly unforgettable views. Took us 3 hours out and back and we took our time taking pictures and looking around. Old tennis shoes worked great for us. Highly recommend going early November - for us it was sunny and 65 degrees.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Nice hike. Easy until you get to the end of the trail. Trail ends at 2.7 miles. You have to go beyond the trail end markers to reach the top which is totally worth it for the views from the lighthouse rock. Watch out for all the cactus as it's easy to slip on the trail and put your hand on one.

hiking
27 days ago

27 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views the entire path! Hiking boots are not needed on this trail as it is not rocky, most of the trail is dirt so a good pair of walking shoes will do just fine. When the trail ends, go left up the hill then stay to the right and it will lead right to the lighthouse structure. Bring bug spray!

hiking
28 days ago

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail!!! When the trail “ends” go left up the mountain then right at the top, you will see a bench that has a fantastic view of the lighthouse!!! We hiked to the flat “table top” area on the light house and the view was amazing !!!! If we had stopped at the trail end I would have been disappointed .

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. No shade so wear a hate and sunscreen and bring plenty of water.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Would have been nice to be able to hike to the very top. Trail just ends so a little disappointing. But the views of all the rocks was great!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

It's nice to go early in the morning. Beautiful views on this trail. If you go in the summer make sure to bring big spray, especially if you go early in the morning, and also wear light clothes that protect you from the sun. Go to the left when you get to the point that says you've reached the end of the trail and you will hike uphill to Lighthouse Rock and that's where the amazing views are!

hiking
2 months ago