Emory Peak, TX Trails and Parks

Emory Peak has 12 trails in the vicinity, including 12 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.25 to 15.3 miles in length. The most popular trails are South Rim via Pinnacles and Boot Canyon Trails (and Emory Peak), Smoky Creek and Dominguez Spring. Trails.com member Michael J. recently completed Tuff Canyon.
  • South Rim via Pinnacles and Boot Canyon Trails (and Emory Peak)View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pinnacles Trail climbs into the Chisos Mountains to the South Rim, a sheer escarpment on the south side of the high section of the mountains. ...

  • DodsonView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  9.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Dodson Trail crosses the rugged, mountainous terrain of the northern Sierra Quemada (Spanish for “burned mountains”), a southern extension ...

  • Sam Nail RanchView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, well-maintained trail loops through the old Sam Nail Ranch site. Sam Nail and his younger brother, Jim, moved to the valley between ...

  • Burro Mesa Pour-offView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short trail to a desert pour-off offers much to hikers interested in the geology of Big Bend. To give some perspective, recall the view ...

  • Window ViewView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy, paved walk winds through a mountain grassland to a spectacular view of the Window. The pinyon pine, juniper, and oak passed along ...

  • Tuff CanyonView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Tuff Canyon is a small, narrow, sheer-walled canyon carved into a layer of light gray tuff by Blue Creek, one of the largest drainages of the ...

  • Juniper CanyonView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hikers often take the Juniper Canyon Trail as part of the Outer Mountain Loop, but it is worthy of a long day hike as well if hiked from the ...

  • Smoky CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  7.5-8 hours
    •  15.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Varied topography, numerous springs and seeps, interesting canyons, and an endless sky make the Smoky Creek area popular with experienced backpackers ...

  • Blue CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    If you are hiking only one way, the trail is best done by starting at the Basin and arranging for a shuttle or pickup at the Homer Wilson Blue ...

  • Dominguez SpringView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5-4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Dominguez Spring Trail can be a strenuous day hike, but it’s better done as a backpacking trip. Although water is sometimes available at ...

  • Homer Wilson Blue Creek RanchView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  15 minutes
    •  0.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Homer Wilson Blue Creek Ranch was the heart of Homer Wilson’s ranching operations in the Chisos Mountains before the park was established in ...

  • Top of Burro Mesa Pour-offView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Emory Peak, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is known as both the Top of Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail and the Upper Burro Mesa Trail. The trail to the top of the Burro Mesa Pour-off ...