Fort Trail

Fort Davis, Texas

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“Certainly, under the light of a morning sun, this country is exceedingly lovely to look at,” geologist Burr Duval wrote of the Davis Mountains countryside. Duval was a member of an 1879 mineral expedition and kept a journal of his travels. “On my right some four or five miles are rough and rugged iron Colored mountains, on my left are hills of nearly equal height, smoothly sloping and gently rounded, covered to their very summits with the most magnificent grasses, which even now look cured and not dead—Before me lies a gently undulating valley miles in extent... Not a living thing is in sight except a herd of antelope in the West—perhaps a mile away.”
100 Classic Hikes in Texas

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100 Classic Hikes in Texas

by E. Dan Klepper (The Mountaineers Books)

“Certainly, under the light of a morning sun, this country is exceedingly lovely to look at,” geologist Burr Duval wrote of the Davis Mountains countryside. Duval was a member of an 1879 mineral expedition and kept a journal of his travels.

“On my right some four or five miles are rough and rugged iron Colored mountains, on my left are hills of nearly equal height, smoothly sloping and gently rounded, covered to their very summits with the most magnificent grasses, which even now look cured and not dead—Before me lies a gently undulating valley miles in extent... Not a living thing is in sight except a herd of antelope in the West—perhaps a mile away.”

©  E. Dan Klepper/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fort Davis
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best in Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 5,050 feet
Top Elevation: 5,500 feet
Local Contacts: Davis Mountains State Park
Local Maps: USGS Fort Davis
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Trail

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9/17/2012
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3/13/2011
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nice trail good view, Our Boyscout troop hiked from the state park to the fort. the trip was more difficult that I expected having hiked around the park the day before. Fort Davis is worth the hike



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