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Emory Peak

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Phone Number: 4324772251
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The highest peak in the park at 7,835 feet.

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Spectacular views!

This hike (adding in Pinnacles Trail) totaled approximately 11 miles from the parking lot of the Chisos Basin. The elevation gain was a gradual ascent with a few places that were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lieu H
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike (adding in Pinnacles Trail) totaled approximately 11 miles from the parking lot of the Chisos Basin. The elevation gain was a gradual ascent with a few places that were steep. A LOT OF STEPS! I dubbed one the "Exorcist" staircase and I think you'll know it when you see it. I would say this was strenuous because of... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying in the amazing Chisos Mountains, I hiked the Emory Peak Trail. This hike is a must for those wanting an amazing peak view of the surrounding park. The final 1-mile spur of the trail starts off (from the Emory Peak trail junction) gradually under the tree canopy, then opens up with limited shade, then gets progressively steeper and... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is the highest peak in all of Big Bend. It is a fairly strenuous hike to the top but it is a beautiful view and well worth the climb. This is a hike that you will want to make sure you bring water on.

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Thank Bryant N
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I hiked this peak twice last year and can't wait to get back. Being the highest peak in the park, and the sixth highest in Texas, it is a necessary hike when visiting Big Bend. The mileage is reasonable and very doable for a day hike (it took about 4 hours). The views are incredible - enabling you to see... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Emory Peak is a tough climb. It's a beautiful hike with views pretty much the whole way. We say lots of birds which was fun. The final ascent is hand over hand scrambling and a bit scary for some. On finally reaching the top we were swarmed by bugs that drove us so nuts we only stayed on the top... More 

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My wife and I are in our late 50's and we came up a little short. We took it pretty slow and reached Emory Peak cut off trail in about 3 1/2 hours. After a short break we headed toward the peak. After about 3/4 of a mile there was a pretty steep section and we stopped there. My wife... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We went part of the way up Emory Peak because of the steep terrain and my friend wanted to stop instead at a nice overlook at Casa Grande Mountain.

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Thank Jeff W
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I've hiked all over the US and Emory Peak is one of my favorites. You can't beat the view from the top! The hike is about 10 miles round trip (in and out hike, not a loop). The first 3 miles climb at a steady but reasonable pace, very manageable. The 4th mile climbs at a steeper incline and the... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The 360 degree view at the top is amazing. However, the top is quite steep so must be an intermediate or expert hiker. If you can manage long hikes, you need to do this trail.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The hike to Emory Peak is somewhat strenuous. The last little bit is a rock scramble/climb that is difficult and dangerous, but the views are super. Elevation is around 7800 ft. as I recall.

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