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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David G (294)

10 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome Hike, I would've loved to camp over night at the primitive campground on the way to the peak, but I didn't have time. Also, it was high, coldish and windy, so I couldn't like my victory cigar with my crap lighter, make sure to bring good windproof matches if you have the same bad habit :)

Matt Fowler (590)

18 Completed6 Reviews

Great hike. Friendly rangers. Spent the night in quiet solitude. The view at sunset of a shadow few see was worth it.

Teresa Ross (434)

19 Completed18 Reviews

I was lucky enough to get to hike this trail with one of my favorite people, my son! We got a fairly early start and enjoyed the cool of the morning. It is steep but if you take it easy, it doesn't seem too bad. It's an uncrowded trail so there is no problem holding up other people if you do take it slow. There is one spot close to the top that is a bit narrow and will make you hold your breath as you step delicately around the outcropping but other than that, I wouldn't consider it difficult. The view from the top should be great if there isn't too much haze. Coming down is a breeze and doesn't take very long at all. Finish off with lunch in Carlsbad! A great day is waiting for you along this trail. Can't wait to go back and try some of the other trails.

Mark Mansfield (317)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great trail... fairly strenuous but manageable if you pace yourself and take some breaks. Take lots of water. Have patience as some stretches are pretty constant elevation gain but other sections are not so difficult. The hike is very rewarding and the view at the top is spectacular. My favorite thing about this National Park is that it is isolated and not so crowded. There were a number of trail goers on this particular hike, but the Park is 60mi from either Carlsbad or Van Horn, TX... not a Park with hotels and shops around at all. I did not realize dogs were not allowed, but I wouldn't bring one even if they were... the trail is too rocky and would be horrible for your dogs paws.

Tyler McCormick (39)

4 Completed1 Reviews

Great Trail. Although steep at the beginning and somewhat gravelly, it has amazing views and the campground is set far enough back that one will not hear the sounds of people talking as they make the trip. The campground is small, but has amazing views. The hike from the campground is a short one, and it tends to be best to camp out and then make the hike so you can see the summit in the morning and still make it down in the morning when it is still cool.

Kacy D. (128)

Frank Jackson (1301)

48 Completed29 Reviews

Great views but exposed the whole trip bring sun precautions. Also dogs not allowed and closest kennel is Carlsbad Caverns, NM

Dustin Dees (377)

37 Completed17 Reviews

Great hike. Beautiful scenery and spectacular views. A must hike in Texas.

Gordon Wales (68)

2 Completed2 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 null (1062)

37 Completed27 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.

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