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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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A relatively simple hike, but it does have a few climbs. Take plenty of water, and enjoy great views!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A relatively simple hike, but it does have a few climbs. Take plenty of water, and enjoy great views!

Thank GASooners
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super easy short hike that was so terribly over populated it wasn't enjoyable. There were literally 75 or more people in the trail all day. Every time we tried to hike it, we constantly had to stop, get off the trail to make way for other people. Definitely my least favorite trail in the canyon!

Thank ChrissyAdventures
Bronte, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the 2.7 miles with my teenager. It was a long walk with a pretty good climb at the end. Good bonding time. Be sure to take plenty of water. The view at the end is worth it.

Thank walts481
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plan on about 3-4 hours unless you are a power hiker. The views are beautiful as you trek through the canyon. Weather is getting warmer and they suggest each person take at least 4-5 bottles of water. Make sure you wear good footwear and long pants on this hike. Lots of free parking at the trail head. Some people take... More 

Thank cdrh
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Light house trail was considered difficult but it depends on your hiking ability. It was the longest trail with some incline that can be difficult. Good workout! We went in May while it was still cool. If you go later in the summer you absolutely need to take lots of water with you. There is very little shade. Going all... More 

Thank Mur53
San Antonio
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is easily accessed and can be used for even physically challenged people. Take the time to hike the extra couple of miles to the top of the lighthouse.

Thank David C
Hurricane, Utah
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245 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the Lighthouse trail on 4/26/17. It's 5 to 6 miles (out and back)depending where you stop.It's rolling flat for most of the hike. There are great views of the lighthouse at the 2.3 to 2.4 mi. point. Unless you are planning to hike up to the top, I'd recommend not going to the end of the trail (stop... More 

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four took our mountain bikes up Lighthouse Trail. We are primarily novice riders. We went 2.5 miles of the 3 mile trail (one way). For us, it was challenging yet rewarding. This trail definitely brought out the adventure in all of us.

Thank stampinmom14
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a very easy hike in April, but must be brutally hot in the summer. The views along the trail are beautiful and constantly changing, but there is a sign that the trail abruptly ends just before hikers reach the base of the formation known as the lighthouse.. I don't know if this was a temporary thing because of... More 

Thank jonathanpell6
Dallas, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Best hike! Just as good as some National Parks. A must do if you go to Palo Duro! About 6 mi round trip not too difficult if you're in shape. Gets a little tough near light house. Decent hiking shoes is recommended. There isn't a lot of shade so bring a lot of water and sunscreen.

Thank brittaru

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