Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Beautiful trail.... took about total 5 hours with stopping for pics and a couple snack & water breaks. The incline is gradual. Nice trail would definitely do it again and camp at the Wilderness Backcountry campsites

This hike was really cool. The park signs say it’s 4.2 miles and it took us 3 hours to complete it. You walk through a pretty rocky river bed but it’s not very difficult, just a lot of rock climbing. We saw some deer and lots of lizards along the way. I recommend this for people who want to see the mountains but don’t actually have time/want to climb them. We really enjoyed it! They view of the mountains is great along the way and the devils hall view is great too!

backpacking
1 month 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!!

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail hike for a day trip. Not so hard, but challenging. The wash was amazing. The views were great. I recommend this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk next to and through the dry creek bed. It is pretty rocky and you aren't always on a trail. so it can be slow going at time. The end has some great views when you are down in the canyon and the staircase at the end is fun, it is somewhat steep, so just use your hands. Not many people on the trail at all.

My friend and I are both in our 50s. We hiked this in the fall. This is a very beautiful trail but I would consider it hard. We had incredible views and saw several maples that were in the prime color of the fall season. About half of the trail was on the creek beds and we climbed countless boulders which left us quite tired and sore. The “staircase” scared us a bit-the stairs were too narrow and slippery for us to get good traction so we climbed along the ledges on the cliff by the stairs. This trail is stunning but also a bit daring. At our slow pace it took us six hours.

Beautiful trail we awesome views. Also hike the Tejas trail to look down on Devil's Hall for a truly great site.

A great short-ish jaunt. You will see parts of the park not seen from peaks of El Capitan or Guadalupe. Worth it if you have a few hours to kill. Can be done much faster than avg hike time if needed

Pretty uneventful. The trail was paved and there wasn't much to see. The spring is just a little pond basically. We were there in May and there was no wildflowers and we didn't really see any wildlife. I would say to use your time elsewhere in the National Park unless you are looking for something super short and quick.

Most beautiful place yet. did this hike along with Smith Spring last year and cant wait to return.

hiking
3 months ago

All we had time for was this easy, paved .9 there & back trail. It takes you to the Butterfield Stage site. Liked the history. Scenery is good.

3 months ago

Nice easy trail to warm up on after a long drive. Not challenging, but very interesting to learn about the area and the history.

hiking
4 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. It had a number of interesting views, before you get to the spectacular Devils Hall. Note: many of the rocks along the trail, particularly in the wash, are rather new rocks that afford you good traction. But be very careful getting overly confident with your foot placement, because a large number of the rocks have been there a long time and are as smooth as polished rock. This is especially true when you get to the ledge section of the river bed, before getting to the Devils Hall. There are lots of good hand holds and footholds at that section, but the rock surface has been worn smooth from all the times water has rushed down through it.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent trail. Did this one in late March. Quite windy at times especially on the exposed cliffs. Pack for all weather conditions. We got to the top at camped at Wilderness Ridge where it hailed on us quite a bit. Chilly, upper 20's at night.

hiking
5 months ago

The views along the way are good. I went around sunset and it was really nice to see the sun setting along the mountains. The last half of the trail is very Rocky and unfriendly though and easy to get lost so keep your hiking boots ready.

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 trail is an amazing contrast to the trek up the mountain. I went in November and the colors were outstanding.

View was breathtaking ❤️

Excellent hike. Outstanding scenery and would rate as moderate.

on Devil's Hall Trail

6 months ago

It’s a pretty and pretty easy hike. The second half is follow the wash and make your own path. Just before the Hall there is a amphitheater like formation. Keep going just a bit longer.

Nice hike to the springs. Many wildflowers in the summer and nice views of the surrounding mountains.

hiking
7 months ago

Really like that trail, it is easy to walk, has very good views of the mountains and during the summer has an abundance of wildflowers. Have hiked this trail several times

hiking
8 months ago

Hard for old fat people like me but I did it. Very pretty climax

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

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome view, could stay all day.

A favorite for locales we make it a loop. Go into the arroyo at the start. Follow unit devil hall return by the designated trail

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Devils Hall is totally unique and I highly recommend getting there if you have the time, but I don't feel this hike would capture the essence of Guadalupe Mountains National Park if you only have one day. The trail through the wash is fun and requires a little more than just a stroll through the desert. Did this after Guadalupe Peak and enjoyed it

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

This is a fun out and back trail that leaves from the main trailhead at Pine Springs Campground. Half the trail is through a boulder-strewn wash where you pick your own path. The goal is a narrow canyon with outstanding and unusual rock formations. You access the canyon by climbing a beautiful natural staircase. This trail is a great half day adventure at a little over 4 miles roundtrip. Not much elevation change. Very little shade. Rough and shifting footing in the wash.

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