Emory Peak Trail

Big Bend National Park, Texas 79834

Elevation Gain1,111ft
Trailhead Elevation6,985ft
Elevation Min/Max6983/7777ft
Elevation Start/End6985/6985ft

Emory Peak Trail

Emory Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Brewster County, Texas. It is within Big Bend National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 6,985 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,111 feet. The trail ends near Emory Peak (elevation 7,795 feet). There are also restrooms near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Pinnacles Trail.

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100 Classic Hikes in Texas (The Mountaineers Books)
E. Dan Klepper
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"Summiting Emory Peak should be a goal for every hiker who spends time in Big Bend National Park. While the Emory Peak Trail is a short, 1-mile ascent, the vertical hike to the trail’s junction and back will take a good part of the day. (Be advised that the final 25 feet to the summit is a steep and rough climb; hikers who suffer vertigo should avoid it.) The Emory Peak Trail is also a perfect detour for those attempting the entire South Rim Loop."

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We hiked this trail with our boyscout troop on spring break. the hike is moderately difficult with several rock faced areas to traverse nearing the top. If you are in moderate or better shape should be a problem. the last bit to the peak is more climbing than hiking

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Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
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USGS Emory Peak, The Basin
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