While it is a long drive to get to the Texas / New Mexico, it is all worth it when you hike this place. So many beautiful views and we experienced several weather changes during our hike. It started sunny, had numerous gusts over 30 miles / hour and it showered on us in the area where the path starts... 更多
This is an excellent hike--the scenery is beautiful and the trail is great. It's awesome to descend from the rim of the canyon and make your way down into the canyon. The landscape changes, but everything stays stunningly beautiful. The hike itself is not difficult at all--the trail is well-maintained and I would consider it moderate in difficulty.
I had hiked McKittrick about 30 years ago and I remember there being very few people at that time. However, this time it was a very crowded area and just one person after another both coming and going. The number of people kind of detracted from the overall experience of being outside and enjoying the natural world. There were so... 更多
This tour is rather flat but still impressive, though not as impressive as a mountain hike. It`s good for very hot days since there is a lot of shady trees. For the views: it gets more interesting at the end of the canyon when you start into higher elevation.
We enjoyed this hike. It starts off in desert and you have to negotiate your way across the creek a few times. Then as you enter the mouth of the canyon it begins to resemble a rain forest.
We had a day, and I wanted to do Devils's Hall. We just did the nature trail, which is just under one mile. I would recommend you first watch the 7 minute video about the area. It is a fun introduction before diving into the hike. The hike tells a story which is amazing to think about....all these beautiful canyon... 更多
The trail was closed after Pratt Lodge, so I didn't make it the whole way to McKittrick Ridge. The trail was fairly flat to the lodge, so the hike was fairly easy. The canyon makes for nice scenery along the way. The maple trees were interesting to see in Texas, but I'm from Michigan, so maples aren't exactly a novelty.... 更多
Guadalupe Mountains has a limited amount of things to do. The McKittrick Trail would work for most. I strolled down this 2.4 mile hike to Pratt's Cabin at noon in March. The sun beat down, and there was little shade in the canyon. About 1.5 miles in, you will find a beautiful spring/creek. The water is cold and refreshing. The... 更多