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Emory Peak Trail

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Length


1.5 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


799' 244 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

7,788' 2,374 m

High

6,989' 2,130 m

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Shared By Dan.G. yorlig

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

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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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Jan 20, 2019
Avery Corona
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Dec 28, 2018
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Dec 27, 2018
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Dec 24, 2018
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Nov 25, 2018
Gavin Peterson
Nov 4, 2018
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Oct 24, 2018
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  4.4 from 23 votes

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  4.4 from 23 votes
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This is a tough hike, with a lot of elevation gain and exposed, windy paths. The distance straight to the peak and back to the Chisos Basin is about 10 miles. The difficulty is worth it! The forest high in the Chisos Mountains is beautiful and wildly different than the desert of the park's floor. There are colorful birds and other animals around. The peak itself requires a scramble (not too difficult, but put your fear of heights aside!) and you want to scramble up the RIGHT pile at the end of the trail. The views are worth the trouble! Jun 22, 2016
Avery Corona
Houston, TX
Avery Corona   Houston, TX
Texas miles are bigger than normal miles, yall are gonna swear that the mile markers are lying to you, but its totally worth it and is an awesome view Jan 21, 2019

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