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Biking the trail

We took our mountain bikes on the Lighthouse trail. It was a blast, even though some places we had... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Bellaire, Texas
Long hike

This is a beautiful hike. The scenery is beautiful. It is a 6 mile hike round trip. They suggest... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Travis S
Gilmer, Texas
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Walking trail in the Texas Panhandle.
Canyon, TX 79015-0285
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We took our mountain bikes on the Lighthouse trail. It was a blast, even though some places we had to get off and walk, it was well worth it.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike. The scenery is beautiful. It is a 6 mile hike round trip. They suggest you take a gallon of water per person and pet. We did and drank every bit of it by the time we got back to the...More

Thank Travis S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This trail is about 2.7 miles long, or 5 miles round trip. Definately bring lots of water, and avoid the middle of the day during the summer. The trail follows a canyon most of the way, and you may cross some small creeks, that can...More

Thank Chas87714
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This is a really good trail but you have to be somewhat athletic to make it all the way to the top. The views are gorgeous along the trail as well as at the top. Big thumbs up!

Thank LonghornMikeDallas
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Lighthouse Trail is by far the most popular trail in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Give yourself at *least* 3 hours and take at *least* a gallon of water person, especially during summer! To beat the heat, start early. The park gate opens at 7...More

1  Thank TimandKayla
Reviewed June 25, 2018

It was 82 when we started the hike, at 8 AM and 102 degrees when we came out at noon. No shade. Beware, this one can kick your butt

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly easy hike. Definitely take a backpack. Pack plenty of water and snacks. We hike the entire trail and it took roughly 3 hours. Be sure that you plan this hike during good weather conditions. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, good...More

Thank 811corinaf
Reviewed June 14, 2018

The trail is well marked and fairly easy. Go early in the day as it gets hot in the afternoons. Make sure to take plenty of water.

Thank mrst44
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We started this Trail at about 8 a.m. when it was only about 75 degrees. because we have a big group and some slower Walker's the round trip took us about 4 hours. That means on the way back it was pushing a hundred degrees...More

Thank chelsea_azm
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Start early if it is going to be hot--it was 105-108 while we were there in June. The scenery is beautiful and the trail is not difficult and I am not a real hiker. We started at 7:30 am and wished we had started at...More

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Samuel H
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Response from Carolyn w | Reviewed this property |
Hi Samuel: I am totally jealous that you are going to be doing Lighthouse soon! Please read my two reviews before you head out. It's a 2.72 miles each way. Usually takes me about 3 hours, depending on weather, how many... More