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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 excellent! The view from the peak is just awesome. Took me and my lady 4 hours up and 3 down with lots of breaks and detours. Another couple did the whole hike in 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent excellent! The view from the peak is just awesome. Took me and my lady 4 hours up and 3 down with lots of breaks and detours. Another couple did the whole hike in 4 hours, so we obviously took our time to enjoy it.

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Pure adrenaline rush surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery. Started at the trail base at Chisos Mountains Resort. Started at 2:00 on a Wednesday and the weather was perfect. Only passed about 10 others on the trail all day.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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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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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85 helpful votes 85 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
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60 helpful votes 60 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
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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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