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Emory Peak

Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Most challenging hike. Totally worth it

I hiked this a couple years ago with my cousins. I weighed about 280 pounds and I'm about 5'11. So... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Houston, Texas
Rewarding hike!

We hiked almost 17 miles for the 2 days backpacking in the trail. We camped at SW3 which, we were... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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The highest peak in the park at 7,835 feet.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Big Bend National Park, TX
+1 432-477-2251
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I hiked this a couple years ago with my cousins. I weighed about 280 pounds and I'm about 5'11. So I'm very obese lol. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I was in pretty ok shape for my size so I...More

Thank leyvagary1
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked almost 17 miles for the 2 days backpacking in the trail. We camped at SW3 which, we were told is the best place to camp because of the sunset and the south rim a mile away. Day 2 is when we hit Emory...More

Thank Mattnohe24
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The hike up to Emory Peak is an incredibly strenuous one, even for experienced hikers. The views as you progress up the mountain are beautiful, and there are many rock formations to walk out on to capture views. When at the top, a person has...More

1  Thank JDS43
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Did the hike with my Son and Son in Law. Followed Pinnacles Trail 3.5 miles to the cutoff. There is a compost toilet at the cutoff as well as bear proof boxes to store back packs. From the cutoff you have about 1.5 miles to...More

3  Thank RexM125
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We couldn't park at the Lost Mine Trail so we headed to Emory Peak. This is pretty much an all day hike for as we are in our 60's and uphill all the way. (Both ways?). We had 2l. hydration packs and ran out before...More

2  Thank OtPot
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

5.3 mile hike up with great views throughout the entire hike. The first 3.8 miles is the pinnacle trail and the last 1.5 is the actual ascent to Emory Peak. I am not going to lie, this hike was a lot more strenuous than I...More

3  Thank LNguyen24
Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the Chisos Mountain Lodge (trailhead) its about a 6-7 hours round trip to the summit and back to the car park. The trail starts off fairly easy for the first couple of hours then it gets very steep with some zig-zagging up to the...More

2  Thank NigelTufnell
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was the most mentally challenging thing to do for me to get to the top. The last 1.8 miles is pretty rough terrain. Once you get to the top you have to actually hand and foot climb a huge rock to get to where...More

1  Thank Johnny W
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Start early in the morning. We started at around 10 am and it became extremely hot since the trail is very strenuous and to complete the trail to the peak top and back took around 5-6 hours. Not a lot of shade as well. Take...More

1  Thank J_and_J_Travelers_12
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We ascended on the Pinnacles/Emory Peak trail. Near the summit, it is a vertical rock climb to reach the actual peak and not recommended for children or those afraid of heights. While the elevation change is significant, the many switchbacks make the climb easier although...More

2  Thank Larry D
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