Guadalupe Peak - Texas Highpoint

#1 of 21 trails in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Guadalupe Peak - Texas Highpoint is a 8.4 mile out and back trail located near Salt Flat, Texas that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

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Drew Kiewit (41)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a beautiful trail that went through evergreen forests. Not the norm for west Texas!

Ryan Wirick (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It's a great hike it doesn't have the best scenery but the terrain keeps it interesting. I have now gone to the peak 4 times. Make sure to bring plenty of water it gets extremely hot.

Annette Smith (136)

6 Completed5 Reviews

Well maintained trail for the most part. Start early cause it gets HOT!! Beautiful views from the top and well worth it.

Dicai Yang (307)

31 Completed4 Reviews

Great hike! My GPS actually measured 11.25 miles round trip if you go all the way up to the monument. It's 4.2 miles one way reaching the camp site. Another mile and half to the peak. I'm a very slow hiker. I spent 9 hrs round trip with 1 hour resting at the peak. My friends saw two large rattlesnake, one at the peak, another near the peak on the way down. Watch out your steps. Hiking stick recommended.

Eric C. (59)

Excellent trail. Hiked up and spent the night in a primitive tent site. Sunset and views from the top are EPIC.

Tom Landry (86)

4 Completed1 Reviews

Loved this hike. Windy as all get out, but some Beautiful views.

Alicia Toombs (137)

2 Completed2 Reviews

My partner and I backpacked this trail over 3 days and LOVED it. We hiked to the backcountry campground on Friday and set up. On Saturday we hiked the rest of the way to the top and spent a few hours hanging out on top (taking pictures, having lunch, signing the log, etc). Saturday afternoon/evening we hung out at camp, looked for wildlife on the nearby mountains with small binoculars, and got some much needed R&R. Sunday we hiked out early and headed to nearby Carlsbad Caverns (highly recommend).

It is really important that you carry plenty of water, sun screen (the trail has little shade) and are in pretty decent shape. Also, the wind was fierce! It often is so you may want to take a wind jacket. Even on Memorial Day weekend the wind made it seem chilly. BTW, the views are spectacular throughout!!

Brandon Cary (515)

4 Completed2 Reviews

This is definitely one of the more difficult trails in the Guadalupe National Forest. Lots of switchbacks and narrow, rocky trail on this but it is worth the effort.The view is absolutely stellar from the top. I recommend this trail for people who are in relatively decent shape. Bring lots of water and/or start early to beat that Texas sun!

Dan P. (245)

10 Completed7 Reviews

Absolutely Beautiful and well worth the effort. I started up the mountain around 5am (headlamp combined with a nearly full moon!) and was able to watch the sunrise from up on high! I definitely recommend doing the same!

Claudia Phillips (253)

4 Completed2 Reviews

I've been wanting to do this hike for a couple of years but no one has been brave enough to go with me and I really didn't want to go alone. finally completed this hike with my BF. we had great time! the first part of the hike is the worst. very steep but after that it's not bad at all. just pace yourself and wear good shoes, it's pretty rocky. take a sweat shirt it gets cold and windy at the to. beautiful views and def worth the challenge. we're going back!