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Lighthouse Trail

Canyon, TX 79015-0285
+1 806-488-2227
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well maintained and busy trail

this is the most popular trail at Palo Duro. Take plenty of water and sunscreen. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manhattan, Kansas
Rewarding hike

Approx time to do it both ways 4-5 hrs. Carry plenty of waters, and do not leave trash please... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gagan G
San Antonio, Texas
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Walking trail in the Texas Panhandle.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of water” (18 reviews)
“great hike” (14 reviews)
Canyon, TX 79015-0285
+1 806-488-2227
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Reviewed yesterday

this is the most popular trail at Palo Duro. Take plenty of water and sunscreen. There are alternative routes to the middle of this

Thank kansaskayaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Approx time to do it both ways 4-5 hrs. Carry plenty of waters, and do not leave trash please. Amazing experience, double worth doing it.

Thank Gagan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked the Lighthouse Trail in July 2017. It was a big challenge as the temperature was over 100 degrees and I only had 90 minutes before the sun went down. Aside from a lot of flies, I will hike this trail again.

Thank CancunXmas
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Very long walk through highly exposed areas so make sure you bring lots of water with you, sun screen and a hat. The temperature was not high but the heat can really wear you out. Great views in both directions. The trailhead is not easy...More

Thank Sheana C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The most popular trail in Palo Duro Canyon is the Lighthouse Trail. We witnessed all ages of hikers during our 4 hour hiking tour. Many transferred the entire trail up to the Lighthouse formation, others stopped before the last step upward portion. The scenery is...More

Thank Shuttrrbug
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The lighthouse is the icon of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. My wife and I walked the LH Trail and although it was a bit of a challenge, it is certainly do-able. It was 90 degrees in the canyon the day we were there so...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a must-do hike in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The first 2.7 miles are relatively easy with lots of great scenery. Take the time to stop and take lots of pictures. We hiked the trail in mid-October, but the temperature was in the...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Easy hike to base of Lighthouse hill, then a difficult rock scramble to top of hill to be able to see the "Lighthouse" up close. Views of canyon formations were beautiful. HOWEVER : This hike is hot and dry. We were dismayed by the number...More

Thank Brenda6600
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The lighthouse rock is the geological feature that Palo Duro is best known for, so of course I did the lighthouse trail to see it. The trail itself is wide and mostly flat across the bottom of the canyon and gives wonderful views of the...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Can only give this a low rating as all trails were closed 4th October due to heavy rain. I suggest you check if it's open if you are going there particularly to hike this trail.

Thank CarolynChester
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Samuel H
17 September 2015|
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Response from Carolyn w | Reviewed this property |
Hi Samuel: I am totally jealous that you are going to be doing Lighthouse soon! Please read my two reviews before you head out. It's a 2.72 miles each way. Usually takes me about 3 hours, depending on weather, how many... More