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Gems in Texas - 30

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gem Favorite Santa Elena Canyon Trail

Santa Elena Canyon Overlook

(55) Lajitas, TX
gem Favorite View of the Window. Be careful at the edge, it's a long drop to the bottom of the Chisos Basin!

The Window

(39) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.

Balanced Rock

(35) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite Guadalupe Peak

Guadalupe Peak Summit (Signal Peak)

(27) Pine Sp…, TX
gem Favorite South Rim

South Rim Viewpoint

(22) Big Ben…, TX
gem Favorite Sunset on top of NW Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock

(20) Frederi…, TX

Recommended Routes in Texas - 90

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Favorite Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Intermediate

Lost Mine Trail

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,057' Up 322.3 m Up 1,057' Down 322.18 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Sunset from The Window trailhead
Intermediate

Window Trail

5.6 mi 9.1 km 914' Up 278.58 m Up 914' Down 278.67 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Difficult

Chisos Mountain Loop

16.8 mi 27.1 km 3,260' Up 993.61 m Up 3,260' Down 993.67 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Santa Elena Canyon Trail
Intermediate

Santa Elena Canyon Trail

1.0 mi 1.5 km 167' Up 50.94 m Up 167' Down 50.96 m Down

Lajitas, TX
Favorite Nature's stair stepper. It does not disappoint!
Intermediate/Difficult

River Place Nature Trail

5.6 mi 8.9 km 620' Up 189.12 m Up 620' Down 189.11 m Down

Barton…, TX
Favorite The pristine Boot Canyon stands with Sierra del Carmen in the background.
Difficult

Outer Mountain Loop

31.8 mi 51.1 km 6,453' Up 1966.83 m Up 6,453' Down 1966.96 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Clouds cleared somewhat for a View of the Window.
Difficult

Emory Peak

9.8 mi 15.7 km 2,427' Up 739.85 m Up 2,428' Down 740.09 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.
Intermediate

Balanced Rock

2.0 mi 3.1 km 236' Up 71.83 m Up 235' Down 71.78 m Down

Big Ben…, TX
Favorite Kick Buttowski
Intermediate

Lighthouse Trail

6.1 mi 9.8 km 361' Up 109.96 m Up 361' Down 109.89 m Down

Canyon, TX

Texas Running

  • 3,635 Miles 5,850 Kilometers of Trail
  • 88 Recommended Routes
  • 30 Gems Gems
  • 913 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 605 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 64 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Texas

Trails in Texas - 1,494

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4.2 mi 6.7 km #1Guadalupe Peak Trail
Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Difficult
Pine Springs, TX 100 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Devil's Hall Trail
Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate
Pine Springs, TX 40 
26.4 mi 42.5 km #3Goodwater Loop Trail
Intermediate
Serenada, TX
Intermediate
Serenada, TX 27 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fredericksburg, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Fredericksburg, TX 19 
14.2 mi 22.8 km #5Cross Timbers Hiking Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sherwood Shores, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Sherwood Shores, TX 27 
2.8 mi 4.6 km #6Hillview Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Shavano Park, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Shavano Park, TX 18 
10.1 mi 16.2 km #7Juniper Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Johnson City, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Johnson City, TX
11.0 mi 17.7 km #8McKittrick Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Springs, TX 12 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #9Canyon Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeside, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeside, TX 11 
6.4 mi 10.3 km #10Great Escape Trail
Easy
Spicewood, TX
Easy
Spicewood, TX

Photos of Texas - 2,272

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South Rim overlook, Big Bend Nat'l Park
Sep 29, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
This gem of a rock formation lies just past the large tinaja.
Feb 17, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Lost Mine Trail looking south down Pine Canyon
Nov 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Ernst Tinaja
Sep 29, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
Panorama of McKittrick Canyon, viewed from west of Wilderness Ridge Backcountry Camp. My new favorite spot at GUMO.
Sep 17, 2018 near Pine Sp…, TX
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Pine Sp…, TX
Sunrise cloud inversion, Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Apr 1, 2020 near Pine Sp…, TX
Balanced Rock is one of the top sunrise hikes! With views to the east the mountains of Sierra del Carmen light up a spectacular purple. Contrasted with the light, bouldered desert landscape it is a sight to behold.
Feb 17, 2018 near Big Ben…, TX