Guadalupe Peak Trail

  • Sweeping view from the Guadalupe Peak Trail in GMNP, Texas.
  • Along the Guadalupe Peak Trail in GMNP, Texas.


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8.4 (miles)


Out & Back

~3000 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Guadalupe Mountains

The Guadalupe Peak Trail is a strenuous hiking trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park near El Paso, Texas. This is one tough hike! Guadalupe Peak is the the Texas high point and this trail has a bunch of elevation gain, over 3,000 ft. It may not be the best choice for those hikers with small children. This hike begins at the Pine Springs Trailhead. The park says "on a clear day, the view from the "Top of Texas" (8,751 feet, or 2,667 meters) is outstanding. The trail is very steep, but is well established. Some areas are exposed to cliff edges. It is rated strenuous, with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The round trip distance is 8.4 miles, and generally takes 6-8 hours. Avoid the peak hike during high winds and thunderstorms." As with all trails in the Guadalupe Mountains, make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. There are two developed front country campgrounds in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the Pine Springs Campground and the Dog Canyon Campground.

Red Tape

Entrance & Camping Fees, Backcountry Camping Free
Contact: Guadalupe Mountains National Park 400 Pine Canyon Drive Salt Flat, TX 79847

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park Hiking Trail Guide

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