Hiking in this National Park can be an exciting and rewarding experience as it is the perfect way to explore the park. There are over 80 miles of trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Trailheads are rocky, mostly steep and rugged. The Guadalupe Peak is the tallest peak in Texas at 8,749 feet. If you are able to hike up the strenuous 8.4-mile trail, the views from the top are incredible.
For those who love outdoor adventure, steep and rugged trails will lead them to the top of ridges with outstanding views. Backpackers can choose from 10 designated campsites on the Tejas Trail and get a permit at either the Dog Canyon or Pine Springs Visitors Centers. Hike the entire Tejas trail starting from Pine Springs to Dog Canyon to enjoy the scenic views of forest and canyon.
The park offers variety of riding opportunities. Over 50 percent of the trails are available for horseback riding. Horses and other animals are not available for hire near the park and visitors must bring their own horses. All rides need thorough preparation.