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blueBlack Emory Peak Trail

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1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 799' 244 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,788' 2,374 m
Low: 6,989' 2,130 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Dan.G. yorlig

A nice summit trail leading to the 3rd highest peak in Texas with a stunning view.

Dan.G. yorlig

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This out and back trail begins at a junction with the Pinnacles Trail and Boot Canyon Trail. It heads south from the junction and is very well marked; you can't miss it.

There is a permanent bathroom at the beginning of trail, as well as two bear boxes maintained by the NPS. The bear boxes are very convenient as they allow for light hike up this trail. While the trail is only ~1.5 miles long, it gains elevation pretty quickly.

The trail ends just below the peak. If one were to see the benchmark on Emory Peak, a 15' climb would be required.

The view is...ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR! On a nice day, a full 360-degree view is possible. One can see almost the entirety of the Chisos Mountains, and the Chihuahuan Desert beyond... The mountains look like they just go on forever.

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May 4, 2019
Geoff Scott
Apr 21, 2019
Shelley Statler
3mi
Apr 16, 2019
Maria R
Gorgeous summit hike in the Chisos mountains. I did an overnight at the Toll Mountain 1 campsite which I highly recommend. The sunset views will l… 3mi — 2h 00m
Mar 15, 2019
Erika Perez
1h 40m
Mar 13, 2019
Brian Severski
Feb 22, 2019
Jason Draper
Feb 8, 2019
Adrian Carlos
Jan 20, 2019
Avery Corona
8mi — 5h 00m

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  4.5 from 26 votes

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