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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Activities: Hiking
Description: The highest peak in the park at 7,835 feet.

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Excellent moderate hike, great views

The hike from the Chisos Basin campground up to the peak is long but steady - well maintained trails, and stairs on steep areas make it a lovely route to follow. The most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The hike from the Chisos Basin campground up to the peak is long but steady - well maintained trails, and stairs on steep areas make it a lovely route to follow. The most important thing - if you suffer from vertigo to any degree, the final 50m will be very difficult. Personally, I missed the peak by a mere few... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Me and a couple of friends recently completed the Emory peak trail. It took us about 5 hours to complete the return hike. The scenery is awesome and the views form the top are breathtaking. The last part of the hike is a bit difficult because you have to climb up a small rock face up to the summit, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I kind of decided last minute to do this on my last day, solo. Everyone else in my group was worn out and a snowstorm was rolling in, but I just had to do it. I left at 2:15 and hit the rocky scramble at 4:30; I was moving fast to beat sunset. There was ZERO visibility because of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Going through the woods, incline very doable. Enjoyed it. Took us 5 hours round trip. We saw a deer and a huge fluffy spider:)

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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a 12-mile hike (to and from included) up the second-highest mountain in Texas. So, be prepared to devote 7 to 9 hours to it. And, when you get to the top, be prepared to climb a gentle but-fierce-nonetheless rock wall to the very top. Given the short days this time of the year, understand that if you begin... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Long but good trail. 360 degree view at the top. gorgeous up there. the hike took me (out of shape decent hiker) about 5-6 hours. I went slow and didn't push myself. There is a toilet stop at the crest of the ridge. the last few yards are near vertical rock climbs that look rough and scary but actually are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Everyone said it was all level or downhill after the initial mile or two. They were correct only if you have already made the climb and are heading back down. Experienced hiers (I am not that frequent a hiker) should have no difficulties.

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Lone Oak, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a great hike in the Park. We've done it a couple of times and hope to do it many more. Very good trail work and management, and a great way to see a "bigger" view of this wonderful National Park! It's not too difficult but you should be in good shape, and there is a little 4th class... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

When we started we couldn't really understand where the path would take us. It is somewhat confusing because it all blends with the nature so well. It was a hard climb also because it was quite windy and cold but, man, once we got up there there was no doubt how well worth it was!!

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Dallas, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a physically demanding hike that has a fairly rapid altitude gain with a rewarding view at the end. The scramble up the rocks to the summit can be tricky and not for those with fear of heights, but it's a lot of fun. There's still a good view between the rocks if you want to skip the scramble.... More 

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