Emory Peak Trail

Marathon, Texas

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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.

Emory Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marathon
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best in Spring
Trailhead Elevation: 6,900 feet
Top Elevation: 7,690 feet
Local Contacts: Big Bend National Park
Local Maps: USGS Emory Peak, The Basin
Driving Directions: Directions to Emory Peak Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/15/2011
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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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May 2018