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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Dan P. (213)

8 Completed6 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 Completed3 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!

Claudia Phillips (253)

4 Completed3 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!

Jeffrey Sanchez (224)

9 Completed9 Reviews

This for me is the best hike I've done in Texas so far... amazing views, especially near the top looking down on the back side of El Capitan. I think it took me a little over 5 hours roundtrip. As people say, the first mile or so is probably the worst, so it's nice to get that over with in the beginning. On the hike I passed the same trail runner several times - he was on his third ascent (for the day) when I was partway down! Nice fairly big summit area for a long lunch.

Isaiah Courtad (303)

15 Completed13 Reviews

Sean Watson (111)

10 Completed1 Reviews

Completed the hike on 3/14/2015. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It is a strenuous hike. The first mile is the most difficult. If you burn your legs out on this first half of the trail, the rest of the hike will be a thigh burner. Over all the views are spectacular.

Nicole Rogers Wiebe (344)

10 Completed2 Reviews

Sen Subramaniam (144)

26 Completed4 Reviews

Very good hike. The first 45 minutes is the most strenuous as it is steep but afterwards it becomes moderate. Maintaining a slow but steady pace helps. The trail is rocky but well formed so there won't be issues in following it. Good hiking shoes recommended along with a good wind breaker

David G (354)

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 (660)

23 Completed7 Reviews

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

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