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Lighthouse Trail

Canyon, TX 79015-0285
+1 806-488-2227
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Good hike

So, I have to say that this is indeed the best hike in Palo Duro Canyon. We visited in mid April... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ccindyk48
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Westville, Indiana
Beautiful

Take plenty of water! Lots of places to stop and rest if you need them. Go early while it’s... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Teresa W
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Austin, Texas
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Walking trail in the Texas Panhandle.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of water” (18 reviews)
“great hike” (15 reviews)
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Canyon, TX 79015-0285
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"lots of water"
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"miles round trip"
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"great hike"
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"easy hike"
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"start early"
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"long hike"
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"mile hike"
in 7 reviews
"light house"
in 9 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 4 reviews
"palo duro canyon"
in 16 reviews
"rock scramble"
in 3 reviews
"degrees hotter"
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"average shape"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I have to say that this is indeed the best hike in Palo Duro Canyon. We visited in mid April & got up early to do it before the heat of the day. We were the first in the parking lot! There's other trailheads...More

Thank ccindyk48
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take plenty of water! Lots of places to stop and rest if you need them. Go early while it’s cooler. This would be difficult in warm temperatures.

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I hiked this trail. We aren’t experienced hikers but walk quite a bit. The hike seemed longer than the 2.78 miles listed in the park information. It’s a fairly easy hike until you reach the end of the trail. In order to...More

Thank EOMoby
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the trail that takes you to the famed lighthouse that is seen in so many pictures of Palo Duro Canyon. This trail is well marked and takes you right up to the lighthouse. When you are standing at the base of the lighthouse,...More

Thank guitardude9587
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The trail is well marked and relatively easy until you reach the end of the trail. In order to see the Lighthouse, you will need to turn left at the picnic table, just before reaching the end of the trail signs. The trail then turns...More

Thank Jim_Parker_Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is why you come to the canyon... we made the round trip in 4.5 hours of this mostly easy to moderate just at the end as you ascend to the light house hike. You can do it if you are in average shape... Take...More

Thank ChrisInRoanoke
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Mid-February 2pm hike to the lighthouse. Parking lot full but managed to wait a bit and grab one. You will have to yield to mountain bikers. Lots of good canyon views on this hike. Recommend.

Thank mtnlvrbk
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Hiked this Trail twice a decade apart, both times in January. We just wrapped up for the cold temperatures and had very pleasant hikes both times. One of the great benefits is that there will be few people out on the trail if any others...More

Thank Raineymorning
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Watch the heat and bring plenty of water. This trail back to lighthouse rock is a fairly level and easy trail. The canyon is ten degrees or higher than the plains above so watch the heat and do not overexert yourself.

Thank SeedGeek
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is an easy but nice hike thru the canyon to the Lighthouse, the signature feature of the canyon. Anyone in decent shape can easily do it. I did it in mid-December, so no concerns about the heat. Minimal elevation gain and the trail is...More

Thank txbenton4
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Samuel H
18 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
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