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Beautiful scenery and easy hikes

McKittrick Canyon is a beautiful place to enjoy the Guadalupe Mountains. The hiking trail is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PamRoad
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Texas
A Truly Amazing Place

This is a wonderful place to hike and if you've got a whole day to enjoy it you will be amazed at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jrhales77
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College Station, Texas
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Scenic canyon with unique animal and plant life.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McKittrick Canyon is a beautiful place to enjoy the Guadalupe Mountains. The hiking trail is fairly flat and easy to navigate. We did not have time to hike the whole trail, but were surprised at the number of families with small children that were planning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to hike and if you've got a whole day to enjoy it you will be amazed at the changes in plant life as you hike up the canyon. Even and hour or two will be rewarding. I'm a Texan and...More

Thank jrhales77
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Even in the heat of the day, the canyon is incredible in it's history of being so far below water during prehistoric times. The geology itself is worth the visit.

Thank Ben P
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We did this in the fall, years ago. This year we stopped by on an April road trip and hiked to the grotto and back. The maples that make the trail so colorful in the fall were exhibiting spring green leaves about thumbsize. The hike...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This hike starts out nicely from the McKittrick Canyon visitor's center. The first three miles or so are not challenging and allow you to take in the beautiful canyon around you. Once you reach the Grotto the hike gets difficult. My feet ached for a...More

Thank Anderson A
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We visited this March and loved the hike ... more on that in a moment. Some reviewers griped about how hot it was, or how unimpressive the foliage was ... but in November it will not be in bloom! This place is well worth your...More

Thank sldufhglviuser
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

this is the easy one, but can be long if you go all the way to the grotto. the d cabins and lodge are pretty cool, never seen a house entirely made out of stone, including the roof.

Thank h s
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We hiked the McKittrick Canyon Trail to the Pratt Cabin and then onto the Grotto for a total round-trip distance of almost 7 miles. This took us a total of 4.5 hours, which included a stop for our packed lunch. This hike was at a...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I try to go to McKittrick as much as I can. Because of the leaves changing, and the hike up to the grotto. I would say if you finished hiking from the highest peak of Texas, and still want to hike without the torture this...More

Thank ayebush
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This place has such a beautiful view of the mountains. We did the nature hike and the Permian trail. It's a must visit. There are restrooms as well as a little video to watch.

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Geronima1
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For the first 2 hours, you are in the canyon, a valley, very flat. Then the trail moves upward into the mountain range and the view gets great. Just do it!
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