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Tougher than we thought, but well worth it!

Wanted to do this hike for several years. Finally took the plunge. First section is definitely... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Tough Hike but well worth the hike to the summit!

The Guadalupe Peak Trail was very easy to follow. Well marked, and yes tons of rocks where you can... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

Wanted to do this hike for several years. Finally took the plunge. First section is definitely the hardest. Once you turn the corner to the middle section, the trail eases up. Don’t let the last mile fool you though as it is just as difficult...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

The Guadalupe Peak Trail was very easy to follow. Well marked, and yes tons of rocks where you can twist and ankle. When you get close to the peak its just rock no soft soil. I started at 5am when it was super dark but...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

We did this because it was a friend's turn to decide our trip, and most of us liked the idea. We are not avid mountain hikers but in good shape. The hike was well laid out but was a challenge. Doing this in late-May, be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jeff D
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

The weather was great - hot in the sun, just right in the shade, and cool at night. The temperature was in the low 80s and the humidity was about 10% during the Memorial Day weekend. In addition to Guadeloupe Peak, I hiked to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed May 26, 2019

Coming from the south, you can see El Capitan for miles, Once you come to the sharp curves going up US-62, slow down you are almost there. We arrived just in time for the visitors center Ranger’s Patio Talk. This day they had a Red-tailed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

As others mentioned, be aware of high winds. Some were quite strong and able to knock you down. The first half is a slog and very taxing. It took us about 3 hrs up and 2 down. Great views and well worth the effort.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank grenny1968
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Guadalupe Peak(GUMO) is the high point of TX. Not too long, however good elevation climb. Views are awesome yet you have to do your weather homework in advance. We were going to go earlier in the year however locals caution that it’s highly variable especially...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank brendano758
Reviewed April 23, 2019

I hiked the Guadalupe Peak trial at the end of March 2019, and it was pretty windy and cold, especially nearing the peak. This is a very popular trail and many people were hiking on the last Saturday in March. The trail is well signed,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed April 19, 2019

My wife and I have climbed some tall mountains so when we went to Carlsbad, NM, we wanted to climb Guadalupe Peak, the tallest mountain Texas. I don't think of mountains when I think of Texas but this was a good challenge, and it is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank gsm1121
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Arrived Friday afternoon and tent camped. We picked a site with a tree and as much vegetation as possible to help block the wind. It was 38 mph with gusts up to 60 mph Friday and 35-50 mph with gusts up to 70 mph Saturday...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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June 17, 2019|
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Response from Sienna A |
The higher elevation the lower the temps. So it wouldn’t be to hot in my opinion. I’m going again Thursday and it will actually only be 80s day 60s night. Other then hiking cool sight seeing maybe? But I’ve always only hike... More
March 30, 2019|
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Response from Bostonx26 | Reviewed this property |
It is really not an over exposed trek! Enjoy!
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Response from bradyd2013 | Reviewed this property |
I hiked up Guadalupe Peak in Dec 2017 and the weather was perfect, if anything it was still too warm. The skies were clear so really I'd say December is the best time to do the peak hike. The other hikes are longer and more... More