Fort Davis Tall Grass Loop

  • Exploring Fort Davis National Historic Park in Texas.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

1.2 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Texas

Fort Davis Tall Grass Loop is an easy loop hike in Fort Davis National Historic Site in Texas. Along this hike there are three different short spur trails leading to scenic overlooks and viewpoints. There is no camping available in Fort Davis NHS, however there is a campground just a couple of miles away in Davis Mountains State Park. This trail is dog friendly, but Fido must be on leash.

History

Fort Davis National Historic Site in Texas preserves one of the best remaining examples of Indian Wars' fort in the Southwestern United States. The historical site was set aside in 1961, but it’s history spans more than century prior. Originally the fort was was established in 1854 and was named after then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, who would later go on to become the President of the Confederate States of America. From its establishment through 1891 those stationed at Fort Davis was tasked with protecting emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and the Chihuahua Trail.

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Entrance Fee
Contact: Fort Davis National Historic Site PO Box 1379 101 Lt. Flipper Dr. Fort Davis , TX 79734

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