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McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

If the Permian Reef Geology Trail is too much for you, this makes a great alternative.

Liz

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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

80%

Runnable

5,226' 1,593 m

High

5,020' 1,530 m

Low

206' 63 m

Up

193' 59 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

This is a short one-mile interpretive trail and a much mellower option for those who would like something a little more low-key. The trail leaves from the McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center and heads south past the picnic area. The trail splits and forms a roughly 0.8-mile loop.

There are trailside exhibits that explain some of the Permian Reef geology as well as describing common plants you'll see along the trail. This trail does do a little climbing, so while not very long, it can get your heart pumping a little bit.

Flora & Fauna

Trailside exhibits discuss some of the local plant life.

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McKittrick Canyon
Sep 30, 2015 near Pine Sp…, TX
Starting point at the Visitor Center.
Mar 9, 2016 near Pine Sp…, TX
McKittrick Canyon Trailhead.
Dec 15, 2016 near Pine Sp…, TX

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