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Pinery Trail

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
+1 915-828-3251
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Ecology and a Old Stage Stop

This is an easy walk that follows a paved path that is suitable for someone with a wheelchair... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Robert S
San Ramon, California
via mobile
Short trail

This trail behind the visitor center is an easy trail- for kids and grandparents-- Very... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Lake Wales, Florida
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Scenic hiking trail at Pine Springs.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
+1 915-828-3251
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This is an easy walk that follows a paved path that is suitable for someone with a wheelchair. There are markers along the path to identity flora and fauna. As you hit the end of the trail, the Butterfield Stage Coach station is still evident...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed July 22, 2017

This trail behind the visitor center is an easy trail- for kids and grandparents-- Very informational along the way telling you what everything is-- ends at the Butterfield Stage coach ruins-- walk the trail toward the highway to get pictures and information about the stagecoach--...More

1  Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Available to pets, this short hike around the main visitor center gives lots of perspective of the geology and region. It's a short (.68 mile) hike without a grade change. Bring water!

1  Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The 0.7 mile (1.1k) roundtrip accessible trail starts behind the Pine Springs Visitor Center and takes one to the Pinery parking area along Hwy 62/180 and the ruins of the Pinery stagecoach station of the short lived (2.5 years) Butterfield Overland Mail Coach which covered...More

2  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I think its a perfect trail for families with small kids. Its too easy and too short (.3 miles) for experienced hikers and not a lot of scenery except the peak that you can see from the highway but perfect for kids. The trail head...More

1  Thank Julia Z
Reviewed June 14, 2016

I often skip these short trails near the visitor center, but this one was an interesting way to learn about the flora and fauna in the park. When I was there, near dusk, I heard coyotes howling.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed May 9, 2016

This short trail (.3 mile) leads to the Butter-field stagecoach ruins as it passes winds through the desert. Along the way, informational displays identify and describe the different shrubs, cacti, and trees of the desert. The path is paved and offers nice views of the...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed April 2, 2016

If short of time but desirous of experiencing the desert environment of this isolated spot the trail provides a well signposted introduction that will require no more than 30 minutes or so. I found the explanation of fire's role in shaping the Guadalupe Mountain environment...More

Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This trail provides an easy hike to the old stagecoach stop ruins. There are many informational signs along the way as well. There are some beautiful vistas along the easy trail.

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Nicely paved trail, but with some gradual inclines that might make a wheelchair difficult. Great fun reading all the placards about the plant life.

Thank Jennifer M
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