Emory Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 799' 244 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,788' 2,374 m
Low: 6,989' 2,130 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“A nice summit trail leading to the 3rd highest peak in Texas with a stunning view.”— Dan.G. yorlig
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.
Land Manager: NPS - Big Bend National Park