Over 80 miles of hiking trails offer easy nature walks through desert flora; more moderate hikes follow canyons and reach riparian oases, and strenuous all day hikes can take you into high country forest or to the "Top of Texas". Each is unique—the magic of Guadalupe Mountains National Park awaits you.
What To Know Before You Go
As with most activities, the more you know before you start your hike, the more likely you will have a good experience
Hike to "the Top of Texas"
The trail to the summit of Guadalupe Peak is a rewarding, and very strenuous, 8.5 mile round trip hike with a 3,000 foot elevation gain.
Hike to the Salt Basin Dunes
The west side of the mountains offers remote hiking and access to the Salt Basin Sand Dunes.
Frijole Ranch Day Hikes
A number of short trails and access to the high-country all begin near the historic Frijole Ranch.
Dog Canyon Day Hikes
Trails from Dog Canyon offer excellent access, with relatively easy grades, to the Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness.
Last updated: September 29, 2021