Explore the most popular hiking trails near Fort Davis with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Nice drive in scenic area, somewhat overlooked in West Texas.

I started at the state park edge, then hiked this Fort Davis National Historic Site Hiking Trails down to the fort and back. Great trail, easy to follow, very rocky. There are signs at every trail intersection, which was great since I only had the state park map. Highly recommended! Really great views at every turn.

Enjoyed walking this loop, easy hike with dog.

beautiful ecosystems in the desert especially going into canyon. lots of opportunities to see critters, birds, tracks and life abound. the exhibit with learning garden is extensive and a great display of native plants.

Beautiful scenery. My family and I really enjoyed the hike. My youngest was 6 at the time. She had now problem with it. Would recommend the trail to anyone.

hiking
4 months ago

Short, easy hike.

Short easy trail. We did it combining Montezuma Quail loop. Very well marked, but rocky. Good views.

Great views and not difficult. Rocky in some places. Would be nice in the spring or fall but hot in the summer; not much shade. Trail is well marked.

hiking
4 months ago

Did this as a loop with the Skyline trail. Great views and not difficult. Rocky in some places. Would be nice in the spring or fall but hot in the summer; not much shade.

Trail is easy, with multiple rest stops and good paths.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this hike in December with a dog on a leash. Weather in the 60s. Cool things to see at the top, including CCC lookout. We hiked back via Skyline.

hiking
5 months ago

Seamus O'Toole is correct, this is not the official marked route (at least, not anymore) Anyhow, it's a great trail with fantastic views in all directions. Saw deer, hawks, and many Aoudad.

Super easy trail! The views got better the higher you went. I took my dog and we had fun. Was nice to find some hiking here in the desert!

We had a great time. Did the Skyline Drive Trail and returned back on the old CCC Trail. Though the initial hike to the summit was steep, a lot of switchbacks helped out. Views are worth it. Weather in October was really mild. Nice camp ground and friendly staff.

Really lovely views and hiking through semi-arid desert. Saw a little snake! Some spots have some decent elevation gain but it levels out pretty quick at the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Very beautiful trail. It was fairly steep but so worth it when you got to the top.

Love this park in west Texas - it's worth the 9 hour drive to enjoy.
Excellent staff and camping spots.
Glampers can stay at the hotel on site.
Trails require stamina, water, snacks, water and your attention. (spots can trick you if you don't pay attention.)

Hiked this today. Beautiful scenery. A must for photographers.

Lots of uphill and very rocky. Views were great!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this in mid-August on a cool day. Beautiful trail, less rocky than the trails at the state park. I would suggest wearing long pants if tall grass bothers you, as the grass was quite tall and close to the trail. We entered at the rest area just off of 118. The sign noted that dogs were not allowed on this trail.

Good hike, trails in this park are well marked. Put a rain jacket in your pack as storms pop up. This park has some good. hikes when combining trails.

Good hike and some rugged scenery. Pack. a rain jacket for pop up storms.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is rugged and can be dangeroua when wet. There are some cool ruins still standing along the way. If you leave the park the trail extends onto Fort Davis and that part of the trail is steep.

hiking
10 months ago

sunrise hike a must, watch out for javelinas.

hiking
11 months ago

From Davis Mountains State Park Campground to CCC Lookout. Connections to Fort Davis Historic Site trail or to the Skyline Drive Trail.
This was a nice morning hike. The trail, originally built by the CCC, rises several hundred feet above Hwy 118 and Limpia Creek, which is several hundred yards to the North. Great vistas to the North and also to the West (i.e., McDonald Observatory). The rise is gradual until the last tenth or so of a mile, which is up fairly steep rock steps. The trail ends at the CCC Lookout, which is also the terminus of the Skyline Drive. After the lookout, we retraced the tenth of a mile and then continued East for approximately .2 miles, where the trail met up with the Old Fort Trail that came up from Ft. Davis National Historic site. This latter trail is impeccably marked and considerably more rugged than the Old CCC Trail. But, it is well worth it, as you climb up and then down through volcanic extrusion rock, and wind your way down through steep boulder fields that at times are barely wide enough for one person. A really interesting hike in and of itself, which added another mile to the 2 miles of the CCC trail. We had shuttled a pickup vehicle to the Fort before starting the hike, for the return trip back to Davis Mountains State Park. Doing the entire hike in reverse from the Fort would a strenuous hike because of the steep, rugged climb necessary to reach the Old CCC Trail.

love it . hard on a hot day

Not difficult for a moderate class hike. Rugged uneven rocky trail with plenty of need to look where your putting your feet. Pretty bleak landscape when you stop to see what you're hiking through and it seems to be much longer in length than listed.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

enjoyed it. the sights are great!

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

great trails and views but really rocky!

hiking
Thursday, November 17, 2016

this is the primitive trail across the hwy from the state park. although long. the footing and grade is easier to hike than the trails in the campground. great views.

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