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Devil's Hall Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (36)

A fun trail following cairns and a wash, scrambling bolders and a pour off to see Devil's Hall slot.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

6,459' 1,969 m

High

5,900' 1,798 m

Low

596' 182 m

Up

66' 20 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Though a bit strenuous for younger kids, older kids will love the mysterious shapes of the slot canyon at the end.

May be dangerous to be on if there is a rain storm in the mountains, the trail leads through a wash and will flash flood.

Description

This is a great trail if you want a little bit of a challenge but do not have much time. The trailhead starts with Pine Springs trailhead and is easy to follow for the first mile. During this time, you'll see scars from a fire from 1993 and recovery with trees, flowers and wildlife.

At the end of the first mile, there will be a sign indicating that the trail will be following the wash with boulder scrambles and following cairns. If you stay in the wash, you'll be on the trail. At this point it is another mile to Devil's Hall. Just before the hall you'll have to scramble a pour off called "Hikers Staircase" at Devil's gate; watch out for the pools of water at the top. After getting to the top of the wash, you can then see Devil's Hall, an impressive slot canyon. This is a great place to sit awhile and enjoy the bird songs and wind echoing in the slot canyon and enjoy a little picnic.

Once you've had your fill, simply retrace your steps and return the way that you came.

Flora & Fauna

Junipers, Texas Madrone, choysia and lots of oaks, yuccas and sotols.

Contacts

Shared By:

debra greutman with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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  4.4 from 36 votes

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Pine Sp…, TX
Getting around the deep pools at the top of the dried up waterfall.
Jun 23, 2016 near Pine Sp…, TX
Guadalupe National Park
Sep 30, 2015 near Pine Sp…, TX
Yes, this needs to be climbed to get to Devil's Hall.
Jun 23, 2016 near Pine Sp…, TX
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Pine Sp…, TX
The goal! Devil's Hall.
Jun 23, 2016 near Pine Sp…, TX

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Jul 19, 2020
Aaron Rice
Hiked Devils Hall Trail with the family
Jul 6, 2020
Carter Pace
Feb 17, 2020
Jean-Claude Linossi
Very nice trail. a little challenging but well worth the hike. 3.8mi — 2h 00m
Dec 29, 2019
Keith Rash
4.1mi — 1h 20m
Dec 26, 2019
Reuben Chen
Oct 21, 2019
Scott S
Devils hall is a slot canyon that looks like is it was made from small individual blocks. 4.2mi
Oct 19, 2019
Isabel Malagon
Beautiful hike! Great warm up for the Guadalupe Peak.. and the best part, didn't run into a soul
Sep 4, 2019
Ryan Mahoney
1.9mi — 16h 37m