A great hike! A must for all Texans!
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Miles Hiked: 8.20 Miles Elapsed Time: 6 hours
This is probably my favorite hike in Texas. (Only difficulty is the drive from DFW to the park.) The trail up Guadalupe Peak is steep and rocky, but at 4.2 miles most can do it. The beginning and end are the hardest parts. Inbetween it is a very enjoyable stretch of hiking. The altitude is a problem for flatlanders like me, but less of a problem if you are in condition. If going in summer, start before sunrise so you don't bake in the desert heat. In spring time, be prepared for the winds. Be ready for the hike. It is a desert, there is no water on the trail, it is steep, hot and sunny in summer, and the footing is rough due to the rocks. But, I beleive it is probably the best hike in Texas (or tied with some Big Bend hikes.)
Area around Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Hiking Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks (Regional Hiking Series)
Surface and cave routes in these Texas parks.
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