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Emory Peak

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Great Trail but long

We are very used to long hard climbs with all of our 14ers but this one definitely was a challenge... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
14ers
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Houston, Texas
What to do at the top

My friend and I did Emory Peak as part of the South Rim Loop. We completed both within the span of... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
Chris N
,
New Orleans, Louisiana
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The highest peak in the park at 7,835 feet.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We are very used to long hard climbs with all of our 14ers but this one definitely was a challenge but very worth the climb. The peak requires a real climb to get up the last 50' and some didn't even try it but again...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

My friend and I did Emory Peak as part of the South Rim Loop. We completed both within the span of 9a-5p. We elected to do the side with Emory first and I think it was a good decision. I cannot imagine climbing this thing...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

For us this hike was a lot of fun but many people didn't make the final climb to the top due to the rock climbing involved. I would not say it was difficult or dangerous. but if you have a fear of hights the South...More

1  Thank Trish E
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

I was hiking the 10 mile hike. My brother kept asking: Are we there yet?. When we got to the top, there was sort of like a pile of rocks. You have to actually do some rock climbing, without safety harnesses. Some people made it...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

I hiked this a couple years ago with my cousins. I weighed about 280 pounds and I'm about 5'11. So I'm very obese lol. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I was in pretty ok shape for my size so I...More

Thank leyvagary1
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We hiked almost 17 miles for the 2 days backpacking in the trail. We camped at SW3 which, we were told is the best place to camp because of the sunset and the south rim a mile away. Day 2 is when we hit Emory...More

Thank Mattnohe24
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

The hike up to Emory Peak is an incredibly strenuous one, even for experienced hikers. The views as you progress up the mountain are beautiful, and there are many rock formations to walk out on to capture views. When at the top, a person has...More

3  Thank JDS43
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Did the hike with my Son and Son in Law. Followed Pinnacles Trail 3.5 miles to the cutoff. There is a compost toilet at the cutoff as well as bear proof boxes to store back packs. From the cutoff you have about 1.5 miles to...More

5  Thank RexM125
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We couldn't park at the Lost Mine Trail so we headed to Emory Peak. This is pretty much an all day hike for as we are in our 60's and uphill all the way. (Both ways?). We had 2l. hydration packs and ran out before...More

2  Thank OtPot
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

5.3 mile hike up with great views throughout the entire hike. The first 3.8 miles is the pinnacle trail and the last 1.5 is the actual ascent to Emory Peak. I am not going to lie, this hike was a lot more strenuous than I...More

3  Thank LNguyen24
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Trish E
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So we ended up doing both and found it quite managable. For us the Emory Peak hike was a lot of fun but many people didn't make the final climb to the top due to the rock climbing involved. I would not say it was difficult... More
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