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Best trails in Texas

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Trying to find the best Texas trails? AllTrails has 1,621 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Guadalupe Mountains National Park or around Austin, San Antonio or El Paso we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Texas state park trails, check out Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Nature Preserve at River Place or Butler Park near Austin. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 1,063 easy trails in Texas ranging from 0.6 to 66.4 miles and from 0 to 5,912 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Texas
Top trails (1621)
#1 - Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. The hike up Guadalupe Peak is a rewarding, although very strenuous hike. It will take from 6 to 8 hours to complete the round trip hike. The hikeShow more
#2 - Riverplace Nature Trail
Nature Preserve at River Place
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
There is a $10 fee per day per hiker and $10 fee per day per animal. Credit Card Payments only. Children 12 and under with an adult are free. Great trail with tons of stairs. Even more challenging ifShow more
#3 - Lost Mine Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
The Lost Mine trail serves as an outstanding introduction the flora and fauna of the Chisos Mountains, only 1 mile into the hike their is a saddle offering stunning views of Casa Grande and Juniper CaShow more
#4 - Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The tShow more
#5 - Emory Peak via South Rim Trail and Boot Springs Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
This route goes counter-clockwise and hikers have reported that the access, if you decide to go clockwise is actually closed off. Show more
#6 - The Window Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
The Window Trail begins near the Chisos Basin lodge, descending 800 feet over about two miles through rolling hills and vertical rock walls to a narrow pouroff, which overlooks the surrounding ChihuahShow more
#7 - The Lighthouse Trail
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
The Lighthouse Trail is a 5.7 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 activityShow more
#8 - Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 13.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#9 - Emory Peak Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h
This is a roundtrip hike to the highest point in Big Bend National Park (7,832'). The last 25 feet require a scramble up a sheer rock wall, but your reward is the ultimate panoramic view! From the BasShow more
#10 - Santa Elena Canyon Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
This trail begins at the end of the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Although a short trail, it is one of the grandest spectacles in the park. After crossing Terlingua Creek, the trail climbs several short Show more
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