Explore the most popular hiking 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.

16 days ago

Nice campground.

Hiked on 10/29/18. Fall foliage is at near peak color and absolutely gorgeous!

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21 days ago

Loved the view of fall colors throughout the hike!

Lots of fun to follow the wash up, and the Hiker's Staircase and Devil's Hall were amazing sights. Spotted a tarantula and a few deer.

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1 month ago

Very interesting hike along the base of the mountain along a washed out river bed. The Devil's hall and the stairs leading to it are quite a sight. Great for those who want a hike without much elevation gain.

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1 month ago

Hiked this trail at the end of September. Beautiful views, deer, and interesting plants. Most importantly, a walk through a paleobathymetry which was incredible! Great place for geologists to visit. Was a fairly strenuous hike up and careful coming down with lots of loose rocks. Need lots of water! It was very warm coming down with little breeze.

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1 month ago

Nice hike on a warm day, interesting rock formations that look stairs.

Lovely hike, took my 9 year old nephew and he loves it! Very scenic! We went in fall and the colors along with the nature and wildlife was totally amazing!

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2 months ago

I may have timed it just right, I had that trail to myself, not another human all day. A different type of hike because much of it follows a dry wash (dry when I was there at least.) Be sure and include this trail when visiting the area.

Nice hike. Beautiful views. It doesn't get difficult because of the huge boulders you have to climb

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

4 months ago

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
4 months 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!!

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4 months 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.

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4 months 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.

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7 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.

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7 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.

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8 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

9 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.

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10 months ago

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

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