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Address: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Scenic canyon with unique animal and plant life.

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Gorgeous fall hike!

Relatively easy, well-marked and nicely maintained trail. Fall colors were found in trees and wild flowers. Lots of butterflies added even more color.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington, United States
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Ruston, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed that there were no fall colors. Apparently we needed to be a week or two later.

Thank wakeman2013
Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatively easy, well-marked and nicely maintained trail. Fall colors were found in trees and wild flowers. Lots of butterflies added even more color.

Thank HeidiWills
Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is rather flat but still impressive, though not as impressive as a mountain hike. It`s good for very hot days since there is a lot of shady trees. For the views: it gets more interesting at the end of the canyon when you start into higher elevation.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We enjoyed this hike. It starts off in desert and you have to negotiate your way across the creek a few times. Then as you enter the mouth of the canyon it begins to resemble a rain forest.

1 Thank 5unshines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We had a day, and I wanted to do Devils's Hall. We just did the nature trail, which is just under one mile. I would recommend you first watch the 7 minute video about the area. It is a fun introduction before diving into the hike. The hike tells a story which is amazing to think about....all these beautiful canyon... More 

1 Thank Sondra W
Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

The trail was closed after Pratt Lodge, so I didn't make it the whole way to McKittrick Ridge. The trail was fairly flat to the lodge, so the hike was fairly easy. The canyon makes for nice scenery along the way. The maple trees were interesting to see in Texas, but I'm from Michigan, so maples aren't exactly a novelty.... More 

1 Thank Stephen S
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We did this hike early morning, the first ones in, and had a great time. The 2.4 mile hike to Pratt Cabin is what I'd call an "easy" hike, but is designated "moderate". It's a loose gravel trail, no way to get lost and fairly level. Lots to see along the way, beautiful plants and if you're the first one... More 

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Saint Peters
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Guadalupe Mountains has a limited amount of things to do. The McKittrick Trail would work for most. I strolled down this 2.4 mile hike to Pratt's Cabin at noon in March. The sun beat down, and there was little shade in the canyon. About 1.5 miles in, you will find a beautiful spring/creek. The water is cold and refreshing. The... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We chose this trail on our third day of hiking because we have two young girls 8 & 5. We only hiked to Pratt's lodge which took us 4 hours to hike in and back. The trail is one of the less strenuous trails we hiked. The best part was the water we crossed and the trout we saw.

Thank cab8386
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this hike because of the varied scenery, the mountains, stream beds, history, and beautiful day that we chose to hike. We ended up hiking about 10 miles,not quite to the top of McKittrick Canyon ridge, and passed through a number of nice, shorter hiking destinations for anyone wishing to hike 2, 4, 6, or more miles. Pratt's... More 

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