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Hiking Texas : a guide to the state's greatest hiking adventures
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9781493037308
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Third edition.
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xvii, 325 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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From the rugged Guadalupe Mountains in the west and the deep canyons of the Red River in the Panhandle to the lakes on the eastern landscape, the Texas backcountry is as spacious and diverse as the Lone Star State itself. This guide contains unforgettable hikes that suit all abilities and interests.
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Concise descriptions and detailed maps for eighty-seven easy-to-follow trails in Texas that allow hikers of all levels to enjoy beautiful views, get fit in the outdoors, and learn about the region's history. Hiking Texas provides the latest information to plan a customized trip: Common and lesser-known hikes, Full-color photos, maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS, Insightful hike overviews, details on distance, difficulty, canine compatibility, and more, From the rugged Guadalupe Mountains in the west and the deep canyons of the Red River in the Panhandle to the lakes in the lush eastern landscape, the Texas backcountry is as spacious and diverse as the Lone Star State itself. Find hikes suited to every ability. Experience the thrill of hiking in solitude surrounded by wildlife. Discover swimming holes, spectacular views, and more. Laurence Parent is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. He has written forty-five books, including seven FalconGuides. He lived for many years in Central Texas. Falcon is the premier publisher of outdoor recreation guidebooks in North America. Written by and for outdoor enthusiasts, these guides-chock-full of color photos and maps-not only provide you with the skills you need but also take you along with our authoritative local experts on these experiences of a lifetime. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Laurence Parent is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. He has written twenty-one books, including seven FalconGuides. He lives in Wimberley, Texas.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Meet Your Guidep. x
Before You Hit the Trailp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Map Legendp. 13
The Hikes
West Texasp. 14
1 South Rimp. 15
2 Lost Mine Trailp. 19
3 The Windowp. 22
4 Emory Peakp. 26
5 Dog Canyonp. 30
6 Grapevine Hillsp. 32
7 The Chimneysp. 35
8 Ernst Tinajap. 38
9 Santa Elena Canyonp. 41
10 Mariscal Mountainp. 44
11 Rosillos Peakp. 47
12 Rancherias Canyonp. 51
13 Closed Canyonp. 55
14 Fresno Rimp. 58
15 Lower Shutupp. 61
16 Guadalupe Peakp. 65
17 Bush Mountainp. 69
18 Lost Peakp. 73
19 McKittrick Canyonp. 76
20 El Capitanp. 79
21 Devils Hallp. 82
22 Smith Springp. 85
23 The Bowlp. 88
24 McKittrick Ridgep. 91
25 North Mount Franklinp. 95
26 Anthony's Nosep. 98
27 Fort Davis National Historic Sitep. 102
28 Limpia Canyon Primitive Areap. 105
29 Madera Canyonp. 108
30 Seminole Canyon State Parkp. 111
31 Monahans Sandhills State Parkp. 114
The Panhandlep. 117
32 The Lighthousep. 117
33 Givens, Spicer, Lowry Trailp. 121
34 Caprock Canyons State Parkp. 124
35 Copper Breaks State Parkp. 127
Hill Countryp. 131
36 North Concho Riverp. 132
37 Enchanted Rock State Natural Areap. 136
38 Gorman Fallsp. 140
39 Spicewood Springsp. 143
40 Pedernales Falls State Parkp. 146
41 Wolf Mountainp. 150
42 Lost Maples State Natural Areap. 154
43 Mystic Canyonp. 158
44 Cibolo Creekp. 158
45 Inks Lake State Parkp. 165
46 Barton Creekp. 168
47 Hamilton Pool Preservep. 171
48 Lake Georgetownp. 174
49 Guadalupe River State Parkp. 179
50 Government Canyon State Natural Areap. 182
51 Hill Country State Natural Areap. 186
Central Texasp. 190
52 Lost Pinesp. 191
53 Palmetto State Parkp. 195
54 Lake Somerville State Parkp. 198
Gulf Coastp. 202
55 Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Areap. 203
56 Aransas National Wildlife Refugep. 207
57 Padre Island National Seashorep. 211
58 Brazos Riverp. 214
59 Hale Lakep. 218
60 Lake Jackson Wilderness Parkp. 220
61 Brazoria National Wildlife Refugep. 224
62 San Bernard Champion Oakp. 228
South Texasp. 231
63 Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refugep. 232
64 Santa Ana National Wildlife Refugep. 235
65 Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Parkp. 238
66 Estero Llano Grande State Parkp. 242
North Texasp. 246
67 Meridian State Parkp. 247
68 Dinosaur Valley State Parkp. 250
69 Lake Mineral Wells State Parkp. 254
70 Grapevine Lakep. 258
71 Eisenhower State Parkp. 262
72 Cross Timbers Trailp. 265
Northeast Texasp. 269
73 Daingerfield State Parkp. 270
74 Caddo Lake State Parkp. 273
75 Fairfield Lake State Parkp. 276
76 Cooper Lake State Parkp. 279
East Texasp. 282
77 Four C Trailp. 283
78 Little Lake Creek Wildernessp. 287
79 Big Creekp. 290
80 Huntsville State Parkp. 293
81 Sawmill Trailp. 297
82 Fort Boggy State Parkp. 301
83 Woodlands Trailp. 305
84 Beech Woodsp. 309
85 Sundew Trailp. 312
86 Kirby Trailp. 315
87 Turkey Creekp. 319
Additional Readingp. 323
Hike Indexp. 324