Overview 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. Reviews Photos Tracks Frank Jackson (1278) 17 days ago N/A: 47 Completed 29 Reviews Great views but exposed the whole trip bring sun precautions. Also dogs not allowed and closest kennel is Carlsbad Caverns, NM Dustin Dees (376) 3 months ago N/A: 36 Completed 17 Reviews Great hike. Beautiful scenery and spectacular views. A must hike in Texas. Gordon Wales (68) 6 months ago N/A: 2 Completed 2 Reviews An amazing hike with breath taking views, and a rewarding summit. I had know idea how challenging this hike was, but the more challenging it got, the more rewarding each mile became. Reaching the summit is an amazing feeling I hope to repeat with El Capitan this fall. The Park Rangers their are great and very knowledgeable. Soraya (957) 7 months ago N/A: 33 Completed 24 Reviews Great hike. Did this hike in January of last year. The temperature was perfect. The trails were mostly clear, with several snow drifted areas, but nothing too bad. Trekking poles is a must, especially in winter months where snow and ice can be a serious challenge. Views from the top were pretty darn cool. Seeing the state of Texas from a new perspective was quite something. Though wish I could see the Fall foliage. Jeff Martinec (244) 9 months ago N/A: 10 Completed 7 Reviews Took a trip back in April for my birthday and besides absolutely amazing weather for hiking this was my all time favorite hike! At points was strenuous but for the most part as long as you are in some sort of shape when you get there you will be good all the way through. From the peak looking east/southeast you can see the Davis Mountains which was an awesome sight to see. Very windy up top but a great place to relax after the hike up! Jason McFadden (226) 9 months ago N/A: 17 Completed 7 Reviews This is a great hike. I've camped out near the top and have done it as a day hike. Plenty of great vistas. The peak has breathtaking 360 views, a book to sign and a spire. The beginning is hard with many switchbacks and little shade. The middle is nice with lots of shady trees. The top gets hard again like the bottom. It's very rocky and narrow most of the way. Very few rabbit trails to venture off unless you detour to the campsite area. I recommend camping out and watching the sunset at the peak. Lots of photos to take. A very cool wooden bridge crossing is between the campsite and the peak. Enjoy God's great outdoors! Daryl Gonzales (297) 9 months ago N/A: 2 Completed 3 Reviews I did this hike with a buddy in January. The views were spectacular. We hiked through 24" snow drifts and freezing winds on the north face, then mild temps and sunshine on the south and west. It is a difficult hike. I slept very well that night. Katie A. (133) 11 months ago N/A: 4 Completed 4 Reviews This is a great hike in Texas that every hiker should complete once. However, as a beginner backpacker I definitely don't recommend this trail for other beginners. Because the trail was very narrow, and has lots of loose rocks upon a rock path in some places, this can be quite freaky when you're carrying more than 25lbs of gear. Unless you can lighten your entire pack to 20lbs or less and leave early to avoid the heat, this trail is much better suited as a day hike with a small pack. That being said, the sunrise at the campsite is breathtaking. I highly recommend sitting and enjoying a cup of cocoa or oatmeal while you watch. Christopher Lloyd (386) 12 months ago N/A: 6 Completed 3 Reviews by far best hike in west texas. amazing views john keller (39) 12 months ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews This was my first hike, i went by myself for a spiritual venture and let me say that i was truly touched by a higher power, i have to go back again.