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
We thoroughly enjoyed this hike because of the varied scenery, the mountains, stream beds, history, and beautiful day that we chose to hike. We ended up hiking about 10 miles,not quite to the top of McKittrick Canyon ridge, and passed through a number of nice, shorter hiking destinations for anyone wishing to hike 2, 4, 6, or more miles. Pratt's... 更多
* Very nice fall foliage. * Good views of the Guadalupe mountains. * Low altitude, simple trail. Long walk (depending on how far you want to go), but otherwise not at all strenous. * Hike to Pratt Cabin is not too difficult for an inexperienced hiker. Going to the Grotto can be a bit harder if you're not in shape.... 更多
Make sure to call for the fall the foliage report. I love this hike. We usually hike to the Grotto. Between Pratt's cabin and the Grotto has some amazing foliage. It is a long drive for us-2.5 hours each way, but it is worth it.
After taking this hike this past September, it is easy to see how this hike is so highly rated. There is nothing difficult about this hike other than the time, length and temperature. The hike nicely transitions from brush country to wooded area as you move deeper into the canyon. Check the springs along the way for trout, they say... 更多
Plenty of parking, paved. Restrooms at the start, clean, small. $5.00 each person. Trash bens and recycling bens available. Take water! No dogs allowed. Friendly park rangers. Be sure to wear good shoes or hiking boots. Most of the trail is over rocks/gravel. Would be difficult if you have weak ankles. Did the Grotto trail. About 4 hrs w/several stops... 更多