The Pinery Trail GMNP

  • Remnants of Pinery Stage station buried in summer wildflowers in Guadalupe National Park.


Dogs Yes

0.75 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Guadalupe Mountains

The Pinery Trail is a very easy hiking trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park near El Paso, Texas. This hike is kid friendly, in fact it's a great choice for hikers with small children! This trail is ADA accessible and dog friendly, dog must on leash. This hike begins at the Headquarters Visitor Center Trailhead. The park says "travel the short .75 mile path to the ruins of the old Pinery Station, once a favored stop on the original 2,800 mile Butterfield Overland Mail Route. Trailside exhibits describe Chihuahuan desert vegetation. The trail is paved, rated easy, and wheelchair accessible. Pets are allowed on leash." 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

Texas Trails

Guadalupe Mountains Trails

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Hiking Trail Guide

Wildlife on this Trail

Plants on this Trail

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