Some hikes really test our fortitude, and the Emory Peak via South Rim and Boot Springs Trail in Big Bend National Park is one of them. What many consider to be the best hike near Terlingua, Texas, this long and hard trek takes hikers on a steep ascent to a mountaintop with sweeping views in all directions. There are so many incredible hiking trails in Texas, but few hold a candle to this challenging, yet rewarding trek.

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Visit AllTrails to learn more about the Emory Peak via South Rim and Boot Springs Trail. I also recommend signing up for AllTrails+ for additional perks such as 3D and offline map access. Finally, check out our hiking packing list below for all the gear (especially hiking poles for that final ascent) you need for this (and any other!) hike you find yourself on.

Have you ever embarked on the Emory Peak via South Rim and Boot Springs Trail? If so, do you think it’s one of the best hikes in Texas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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