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Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
+1 915-828-3251
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The Views Are Spectacular!

I prefer the views from El Capitan, but I camp below Guadalupe Peak. When possible, please pack out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry B
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Rewarding hike with great views and nice trail

The Peak is quite senic and peaceful, after a good hike on a decent well maintained trail that... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
ElJefeDDS
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Waxahachie, Texas
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Highest peak in Texas at 8,749 feet.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“highest point” (21 reviews)
“start early” (13 reviews)
“coming down” (8 reviews)
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I prefer the views from El Capitan, but I camp below Guadalupe Peak. When possible, please pack out the trash you find from previous visitors.

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

The Peak is quite senic and peaceful, after a good hike on a decent well maintained trail that preserves the wild nature of the countryside. There is a metal box with a notebook at the summit to write anything you wish. The hike is a...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

My sons and I recently took a trip back to GMNP to do some backpacking and camping. We made plans to arrive on a Thursday in the hopes of getting the campsites we wanted as the park tends to fill quickly on the weekends, and...More

2  Thank TheGooner13
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

If you’re into hiking, check this place out. This sits within Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Entrance fee is $5 but this is waived if you have a National Park Pass. If your goal is to summit, then start early as the hot Texas sun will...More

2  Thank JNFII
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

If you love, or even like, to hike, going to Guadalupe Peak is a must do on your list. This hike is the signature hike in the National Park and is well worth the effort. Take plenty of water, electrolytes (if hiking in the warmer...More

Thank Darryl L
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Hike starts off going up and never really stops. Total elevation gain is 2700+ feet covered in about 4.5 miles from the trail head. The views from the top are magnificent. If going in spring/summer I'd recommend bringing a jacket along as the wind can...More

1  Thank Anderson A
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We hiked in late March, and the weather was terrific. Sunny, clear, great visibility, in the 70s at the summit. Definitely got a good day. My only real complaint is that we wanted to do Devil's Hall on the way down and the trail was...More

1  Thank laurenceb284
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Among other things in Guadalupe National park, we hiked to the Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. It is a wonderful hike, and though there are some sections that are moderately strenuous it is not that bad. The "summit" is well worth the effort...More

1  Thank sldufhglviuser
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I've been up some high, and longer, climbs in the national parks before, but Guadalupe Peak is among the most strenuous of those treks. Between the steep uphill grade, high winds, and constant uneven ground, it is a pretty taxing trip up. Those same factors...More

4  Thank Ashley U
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Yes this mountain is intimidating, it’s long, it’s steep, it’s windy.... but if you want to get to the highest point in TEXAS, you have to earn it. There’s no gondola ride to the top. 1st things first, if I see one more millennial hipster...More

14  Thank h s
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Brady D | 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
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Greenspunky
August 23, 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Forget the compass and just bring extra water instead.
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Texas-grrl08
June 19, 2016|
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Response from bkphillips |
My husband and I are in our sixties. They are both strenuous and we had conditioned ourselves by walking in our neighborhood for months, 4, 5, & 6 miles a day. I found the Guadalupe hike (just last month)more difficult... More
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