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It’s time to get outdoors and start exploring. Here’s a list of some of my favorite Texas hiking trails. They are three of the most remote, yet rewarding hikes in Texas.
This hike at Big Bend National Park is a great one for first-timers. The easy 2-mile trail leads to see one of the most iconic sights in the park: Balanced Rock — a natural formation with a giant boulder resting upon two towering pillars of rock. However, any trail at Big Bend is a great choice to take in the beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert.
If you want a somewhat intense hike with amazing views, then hit up this 3-mile trail in Palo Duro Canyon to see the iconic 310-foot-high “Lighthouse” rock formation. If you’re feeling brave, you can attempt the steep pathway up to the top, or just take in the view down below.
Take a trip to the “Top of Texas” -- the tallest point in the state, towering over 8,000 ft. high! It’s an 8.5-mile grueling round trip through the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, so make sure you’re up for the climb. I suggest making a camping trip out of it so you have enough time to explore this beautiful park! Be prepared for an exhausting climb, and some incredible view from the top of the peak.