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Address: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
Phone Number: 9158283251
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Highest peak in Texas at 8,749 feet.

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Highest place in Texas

Every Texan should go to the top! Takes about 3-4 hours up & down.lots of switch backs,but great views! Lots of critters and ELK. Takes over 8 hours to get there from Austin,but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Every Texan should go to the top! Takes about 3-4 hours up & down.lots of switch backs,but great views! Lots of critters and ELK. Takes over 8 hours to get there from Austin,but well worth the trip

1 Thank DKinaustin
McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We left at 2 and hiked up. We realized we should have packed more water but it was great! We got to the to and all the stress and craziness was gone. The views were great !-make sure you sign the register at the top! We had to use head lights to get done so come prepared to see views... More 

Thank EEHenderson
Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This hike is very enjoyable. We left in the early morning so it was a nice cool hike. At the top it was a beautiful view. We recommend this hike! It took us 5 hours, we are in shape, it said plan on 6-8 hours.

1 Thank Naomi Y
Reisterstown, Maryland
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

great park I went in March so it was a little cooler outside there are plenty of small cacti to see in the park first stop at the visitor center landscape is typical for west TX small trees ect. I liked the rolling mountains you can get some of the best views from the road trails are maintained well

Thank Daniel W
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a moderate trail for healthy people. It has amazing views and some nice spots to jump around and rock hop. Make time for this if you are in the area.

2 Thank Cdtyler
Houston, Texas
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221 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It had been several years since I hiked to the summit of Guadalupe Peak. Since I stayed overnight in Carlsbad, I decided to hike the peak before I left the area. Because it is very hot in July, I decided to get an early start from the trailhead. There is a pay station next to the trailhead. The cost is... More 

7 Thank joelikes2travel
Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The hike was harder than the reviews suggested, mainly because of erosion that requires large step ups, and more importantly, when returning, step downs of more than a foot that also have you stepping onto loose, slippery rock. If you hike in warm weather, take at least two liters of water per person and keep well hydrated. All five in... More 

4 Thank SusanandScott
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Guadalupe Mountains National Park - Nice Visit! We visited the Guadalupe Mountains National Park on our way to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Very nice views and lots of trails for hiking.

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Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You can find plenty of information on the hike, but I just wanted to point out something we discovered at the peak. We went on July 4th, 2015. At the top, about 100 feet to the right of the marker (east of the marker), there is the largest tree on the summit. It's kind of a bush, but still is... More 

4 Thank pvtmulholland
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

4.2 miles each way. 3,000 vertical feet to the summit. You may feel it for some time afterward. It's grueling. But this is an incredible hike in an incredible place. My second time to summit and took my daughter for her first. If you have the time, take it. We broke no speed records and enjoyed a ton of photos... More 

1 Thank HTownReviewer

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