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

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This hike was a lot more difficult than I expected but so rewarding. I was training for a marathon at the time and had ran 12 miles the day before this hike so maybe that's why I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
SadieEH13
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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This hike was a lot more difficult than I expected but so rewarding. I was training for a marathon at the time and had ran 12 miles the day before this hike so maybe that's why I found it so difficult. We stayed overnight in an RV at the base of the mountain. We began our hike at sunrise around... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Sans the wind...this was a great hike. If you go in the winter, I would suggest multiple layers including a windbreaker and wind resistant pants. You go through areas of sun and shade making it necessary to change layers often...I changed three times. Also, this is one of the few hukes I have taken where going down took almost as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We started at sunrise and made the summit at 11:30am with an 8yr old. The trail is well maintained and defined. There are lots of ups and downs so bring 2 polls per person. The wind advisories are real. Wear proper footwear, head, eye protection, and pack plenty of food and water if you have children. Also, no bathrooms on... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

By no means do I consider myself an experienced hiker, but I have hiked several times before, including a number of trails in Glacier National Park in Montana. And let me say, this is no easy trail! The trail is very rocky--either you're hiking over rocks the size of your fist or scrambling over glass-smooth boulders. Several times the trail... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Okay, so it's just the highest spot in Texas, but try telling a Texan that isn't the world. The trail is a little over 4 miles long (now way) and there is a pyramid marker at the top that makes a great photo op (photos to follow). How difficult is this trail? Depends on where you're from, and the hikes... More 

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3 Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

it is so awsome I went Hiking on the Mountains and I loved it.I was solo I liked it,it was so fun it was Quiet defently.

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Hewitt, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Have had this hike on the to do list for some time. Did the research and read the reviews. Glad I did. The first mile and a half (last on way down) is as challenging as they say. Not impossible but definitely something you need to be ready to tackle. It has been a warm November but we took seriously... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

I frequently use this peak as training for mtn running, great altitude training and technical trails. sometimes busy but otherwise a grt workout. usually go up and down under 2 hrs. recommend doing this early spring or early winter. I never get tired of theviews, absolutely stunning

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My boyfriend and I set out to do a 2 night hike through the Guadalupe Mountains beginning at the Pine Springs Trail Head, starting on the Tejas Trail to the Blue Ridge Trail to the Bush Mountain Trail and back down on the Tejas Trail. We begun our hike on a Thursday afternoon at about 10:45am and started up the... More 

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Azle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My son and I hiked the peak on Saturday November 12. We started around 7 a m. It took us a little less than 4 hours to get to the top. We met a lot of great people going up. The first section is very hard. I enjoy hiking but I'm not used to this type of hike. We took... More 

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