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Lighthouse Trail

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Address: Canyon, TX 79015-0285
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+1 806-488-2227

Walking trail in the Texas Panhandle.

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Worth the hike

Take plenty of water and a snack with you if you do this hike. The canyon is warmer than you think. Worth every step. Great scenery you will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Shelly V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take plenty of water and a snack with you if you do this hike. The canyon is warmer than you think. Worth every step. Great scenery you will not be disappointed.

Thank Shelly V
Hooks, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WHen we started it was 68 degrees and 3 hours later when we finished, it was 90! Super hot and take plenty of water. At the end of the trail, you can climb STEEP hill to reach the lighthouse rocks but we simply did not have the steam to do it!

Thank nursesrgr8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike was easy and the scenery was breathtaking. We hiked three trails at Palo Duro State Park. This one was definately the best canyon experience. Please, take plenty of water - no matter the time off the year. There is no water once you start the hike and it is six miles round trip. You can get dehydrated even... More 

Thank James Y
Sunray, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trail is an easy hike if your fit enough to walk 6 miles. There are benches about every 3/4 of a mile if you need to rest. Once you reach the marking "trail ends here" that is not quite true. If you look to the left there is more beaten path. There is a steep rocky path that leads to... More 

1 Thank jpetty311
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice trail with good marking and clear trail paths. The thing that makes it "moderate" is that it is 2.7 miles to the end with no shade. We very much enjoyed the walk and the view of the Lighthouse formation. The trail itself ends at a picnic table in the shade, but under the Lighthouse where... More 

1 Thank KG_TXtraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very popular hike but it doesn't mean it is easy. It is a long hot hike and at the end you will need to scramble up a ravine to see the "Lighthouse." Bring plenty of water, wear a hat and be aware of rattlesnakes. The temperature is at least 5 degrees hotter in the canyon floor than... More 

1 Thank wolfcreek850
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Excellent hike in Palo Duro Canyon State Park! Well-marked with a wide dirt path and signposts every tenth of a mile. It's a very easy trail until the last little bit which is something of a scramble requiring use of your hands also. I did it though, all the way up, and I'm a 50-year-old woman. My daughter opted not... More 

4 Thank ksmom2Kansas
Cibolo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Made this hike with my 2 boys, ages 5 and 7. The 2.7 mile trail is a modest hike, relatively flat and well marked trail. This trail is like the all inclusive version of the Palo Duro Canyon experience. Once at the end of the 2.7 mile trail, there is a final accent to the top. It does not take... More 

4 Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We hiked up in late July, so it was hot! Take LOTS OF WATER and stay hydrated. Winding path that is a moderate hike. Not the best one to start with if you're a beginner...a good amount of climbing. Take your time to enjoy the scenery and appreciate the rugged beauty of the canyon! We stopped to take photos, eat... More 

3 Thank SpiceyCajun
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Lighthouse Formation trail is our favorite. We rode our bikes to the end and then hiked to the formation. Lots of beauty and fun.

1 Thank Rita J

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