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Guadalupe Peak

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Address: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
Phone Number: +1 915-828-3251
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Highest peak in Texas at 8,749 feet.

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Have had this hike on the to do list for some time. Did the research and read the reviews. Glad I did. The first mile and a half (last on way down) is as challenging as they say... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
TOak8
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Hewitt, Texas
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Hewitt, Texas
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have had this hike on the to do list for some time. Did the research and read the reviews. Glad I did. The first mile and a half (last on way down) is as challenging as they say. Not impossible but definitely something you need to be ready to tackle. It has been a warm November but we took seriously... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequently use this peak as training for mtn running, great altitude training and technical trails. sometimes busy but otherwise a grt workout. usually go up and down under 2 hrs. recommend doing this early spring or early winter. I never get tired of theviews, absolutely stunning

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Thank iparraz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I set out to do a 2 night hike through the Guadalupe Mountains beginning at the Pine Springs Trail Head, starting on the Tejas Trail to the Blue Ridge Trail to the Bush Mountain Trail and back down on the Tejas Trail. We begun our hike on a Thursday afternoon at about 10:45am and started up the... More 

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Azle
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I hiked the peak on Saturday November 12. We started around 7 a m. It took us a little less than 4 hours to get to the top. We met a lot of great people going up. The first section is very hard. I enjoy hiking but I'm not used to this type of hike. We took... More 

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Thank Stricklytexas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked the peak trail yesterday. Well worth every step. I arrived at the visitor center at 8am on a Saturday morning. The trailhead parking lot was already full, requiring me to park at the visitor center and walk the half mile to the trailhead. Not a big deal. As said in other reviews, the first mile is the toughest.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The trail seems to be less populated during the week than weekend. We hiked on a Thursday in late Oct and probably saw about 20 people. The first mile is the hardest. Likewise, it's very difficult on the way down and will give your knees some pain. It was totally worth it. Fantastic views and a bucket list item crossed... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

First let me start off by saying this was my first hike EVER up a mountain (longest hike before this was maybe 1.5 hours on flat surface) and I am in decent shape (I train jiu jitsu and karate 3-4 times a week). This was a strenuous but rewarding hike. It took me 8 hours to complete. Be sure you... More 

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carmel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the see the National Parks and really wanted to take this on. It took us a total of 6 hours to get out and back. Both my daughters 10 and 13 were able to pull it off. First I have to tell you that if you make the Peak it is worth the hike. Amazing views and... More 

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Midland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The National Park Service refers to the Guadalupe Peak Trail as "strenuous." That is no exaggeration. I'm not much of a hiker, so climbing this trail was intended to test my limits. It surely did. That said, making it to the top is doable for people of varying skill levels. My wife, son, and I all made the climb as... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are avid hikers from East Tennessee. This hike was so different from what we're used to. First, the humidity was practically non-existent. Amazing! Second, the altitude was much higher than what we're used to. Not so amazing. Third, the terrain was very open; we're used to trees blocking our view of pretty much anything so it... More 

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