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Great Landscape

This is an easy hike that provides one with majestic scenery as you walk out to Manzanita Springs... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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Quiet and Enjoyable

I went camping in Guadalupe Mts National Park in March. After several days of wind and dust, I... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Mittenwald, Germany
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Short trail leads to Manzanita Spring. Trailhead is at the Frijoles Ranch in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Frijoles Ranch, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Not a big deal, frankly. Not sure why it deserves its own entry. It is a quick few steps beyond the Frijole Ranch, and takes about a minute to view. If you are a birder and arrive at the right time of day, maybe you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robert J
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We walked this paved path to the spring and turned around as we were basically passing through. We did spend a few minutes walking the Frijole Ranch grounds. Easy walk.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 48lisas48
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This is an easy hike that provides one with majestic scenery as you walk out to Manzanita Springs. The hike is easy and makes for a pleasant stroll taking in the views as well as the flora and fauna. At the end of the trail...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed July 22, 2017

we took the path behind the Frijole Ranch to see this spring-- path was not hard to walk-- saw a few other people coming back -beautiful- peaceful-- you can take a longer path from this spring to Smith Springs- due to the heat- we did...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Just off of US 180, at the Frijole Ranch exit - this place offers much in the form of relaxation. It's an easy walk - look for signs of Ringtail Cats and/or coyotes on the walk. Bring water in hotter months. But the Springs is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I went camping in Guadalupe Mts National Park in March. After several days of wind and dust, I visited Manzanita Spring. A relaxing walk with nice views of the mountains. I would not like to visit during the summer heat but would visit again in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank caleb192837
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Just a short trip on a flat paved path. All of a sudden there is the water from the spring. If you have hiking shoes, I would continue on to Smith Springs. It is an easy but rocky trail.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Danette J
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The paved, accessible 0.4 mile (0.6k) roundtrip trail begins behind the interesting Frijole Ranch which is a short drive from the Park’s main visitor center and has ample parking, picnic facilities and restrooms. Although the trail is short, it does give one the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed May 9, 2016

There is plenty of parking and it is an easy walk past the Frijole Ranch to the spring. The path is paved. The spring is surprisingly large for one located in the desert. There is evidence of animals around the springs, but we did not...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was a quick and easy hike from the trailhead behind Frijole Ranch. It was dead of winter, so not much green at all, but the desolation had its own sense of beauty. We were practically the only people there, only ran into one other...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank sputNlaika
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