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Address: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Scenic canyon with unique animal and plant life.

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Great Hike!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank 5unshines
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Sondra W
Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Stephen S
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank OregonStrider
Saint Peters
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3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank barkus1968
Bryan, Texas
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2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

1 Thank jazzie F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

This hike takes you all over the Canyon and is rich with history. Be sure to read about the Pratt house before you go. The hike has lots to see and I feel it's one of the better hikes in the park. Brings lots of water and sun screen. You will love this hike because everywhere you look you see... More 

1 Thank Allison C
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

* Very nice fall foliage. * Good views of the Guadalupe mountains. * Low altitude, simple trail. Long walk (depending on how far you want to go), but otherwise not at all strenous. * Hike to Pratt Cabin is not too difficult for an inexperienced hiker. Going to the Grotto can be a bit harder if you're not in shape.... More 

Thank monoid
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Make sure to call for the fall the foliage report. I love this hike. We usually hike to the Grotto. Between Pratt's cabin and the Grotto has some amazing foliage. It is a long drive for us-2.5 hours each way, but it is worth it.

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