Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Many trails to choose from, including the Guadalupe Peak trail which leads to the highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak. Varied scenery from high desert to pine forests, this is a great place to hike. From the Pine Top campground (a 4 mile hike from the visitors center parking area), the Bush Mountain/Blue Ridge/Tejas trail loop is a nice 10 mile loop with great views of the entire park. Bowl trails are good as well and the Bear Canyon trail follows a (usually dry) streambed as it careens off the mountains. Can be windy at times, depending on the season.
Trail length: 20 miles
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  • Posted by Jeff Barber on March 11, 2006


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    Reviewed by Tagnrocky on April 8, 2015

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    Devil's Hall Trail is a great trail that doesn't get enough notice. Starts out on the Guadalupe Peak Trail then turns off into the wash which it follows up to the hikers staircase and a tenaja, a natural cistern. Beautiful but rocky - you are walking in the rocky wash. 4.2 miles, mostly level and kid friendly.
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    Reviewed by Scouter_Joel on March 6, 2013

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    We took a group of 12 Boy Scouts out to this park and did 2 hikes of 8 miles and 9 miles on 2 different days. Climbing from the park HQ to the Peak was rigorous and challenging but very doable for new hikers. Plan to take twice as long going up as coming down and enjoy all of the views. The Park Rangers were great with all of our questions. Bring plenty to drink along the way.
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    Reviewed by Jeff Barber on October 23, 2008

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    Tons of trails to explore at this out of the way National Park. The lower elevation trails take you through rocky scrub while the upper trails travel through medium density pine forests. Don't expect to find water anywhere but the visitor's center - if you're backpacking bring your own!
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