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

backpacking
12 days ago

Extremely beautiful trail, worth the hike to the back country campsites. The view from the ridge is breath taking, but be prepared for a long, stead hike up hill. I loved this hike!!

Very underwhelming. Nothing really to write about. It was hot, dry and the trail has a lot of thorny plants to get your clothes ripped on. And what do you see for all the trouble? Nothing.

This time of year (early November) is probably why this is also know as the pretest place in Texas. Some of the best trail in the Guadalupe's

Also known as the prettiest place in Texas always a rewarding hike we make it a loop up the arroyo and back on the trail

This is one of our favorites trails. We did it in the month of November 2014 and we had the opportunity of enjoy the beautiful maple leafs, several colors, red, yellow. There is a very little cave near the trail where you can see some stalactites, there are also benches were you can seat and enjoy the beautiful view. The arroyo invites you to soak your hands and face in the clear water, of course we did it, very fresh and agreeable experience. The trail is about 5 miles if you go just to the old lodge, but we went about a mile further. The Pratt Lodge Trail is only a part of the McKittrick Canyon Trail of 21 miles. On our way back we noticed that it was hailing, not hard not cold, and we continued walking as normal, we enjoyed it a lot. The mountains, the river, the maple trees, even the hail, everything was beautiful. You can visit this place with your family and you will have a great time.

hiking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I suggest doing this in reverse. I started at McKittrick Canyon. Left my car at pine springs and hitched a ride to the canyon. First day was really hard but really rewarding. Biggest thing is you have to carry all your water so that initial climb was pretty brutal with the extra weight. That said, totally worth it as the approach to the canyon as opposed to walking away from it is breathtaking. Can be done as a one nighter or as a two nighter by staying at Tejas or Pine top.

Amazing. Varied. Rugged. Challenging. Alone. Magic.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Was out there last weekend for the first time, fall colors were amazing. Wasn't very impressed driving up to the park/ trailhead. But, as soon as you start your hike you start seeing how beautiful it really is. Hidden treasure indeed! The further in you hike the nicer is gets. Definitely going back soon.

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2012

I spent 2 days and would go back in a moments notice. I went during November and experienced a beautiful oasis of fall colors in an desolate area. The drive up to this national treasure has you questioning if you are going to see anything other rocks and sand. Below I have attached a video I did of my trip. enjoy

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2011

This is by far the most beautiful place in Texas. You would never know this beauty existed in Texas unless you hike this route. You get the views of desert mountains mixed with pines of new Mexico followed with the fall colors of Colorado. Do not overlook this national park it is a hidden jem.

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beautiful Trail! Lots of trees and small creeks. There's a cabin and a lodge along the trail....those aren't open to the public but they are still a wonderful site. There arelate plenty ofpf shady areas to stopthe and enjoy the view. And so much better in the fall....I've heard there are lots of colors. Definitely going back to see for myself.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

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Monday, November 17, 2014

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Saturday, July 27, 2013