Davis Mountains

Trails Map

brochure Davis Mountains - Trails Map

Trails Map of Davis Mountains State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Davis Mountains State Park Trails Map Texas Hwy 118 N. Park Rd. 3 Fort Davis, TX 79734 (432) 426-3337 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Interpretive Center Restrooms Parking Primitive Campsites Campsites with Water & Electric Equestrian Campsites Campsites with Water Mountain Biking Trail Hiking Trail Horse Trail Rock Water Tank Scenic Overlook Picnic Sites Amphitheater Playground Dump Station NOTES: Biking trails are designated at trailhead. Contour intervals are 20 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4501-0004F (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 SKYLINE DRIVE 30° 35’ 45.2” N 103° 55’ 49.0” W Paved switchbacks take you to historic stone structures as well as incredible views during day hikes or evening stargazing. 4 KEESEY CANYON OVERLOOK 30° 35’ 30.3” N 103° 55’ 39.2” W Enjoy picturesque views from this high point on the Skyline Drive Trail. 7 EMORY OAK WILDLIFE VIEWING AREA 30° 35’ 46.3” N 103° 56’ 05.3” W "Fanciest little bird blind in Texas." Enclosed building with view of a water feature and bird feeders. 2 THE KING'S TABLE 30° 35’ 59.3” N 103° 54’ 21.9” W Find the unobtrusive stone stairway down to a hidden picnic site with spectacular views. 5 INTERPRETIVE CENTER 30° 35’ 44.1“ N 103° 55’ 49.4” W Don’t miss the exhibits, wildlife viewing area and pollinator garden! 8 HEADQUARTERS TRAIL 30° 35’ 57.2” N 103° 55’ 46.8” W Easy walk to a wildlife viewing area, with a taste of park flora and views. 3 TRAILHEAD TO FORT DAVIS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 30° 36’ 00.6” N 103° 54’ 19.8” W A short walk from the CCC Overlook. The fort is a 1-mile hike from the state park boundary. 6 INDIAN LODGE 30° 35’ 33.1” N 103° 56’ 36.6” W This beautiful white adobe lodge is a part of the CCC's legacy in Texas. 9 LIMPIA CREEK VISTA 30° 36’ 25.3” N 103° 55’ 16.4” W The park’s highest point, and reward for a 700-ft. ascent. Cameras are a must. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Davis Mountains State Park Explore trails that range from high adventure to peaceful stroll. Whether you’re a mountain biker, equestrian, hiker or trail runner, Davis Mountains State Park offers what your heart desires. Scenic vistas and abundant wildlife are around every corner. Breathe in the mountain air and experience the same sensation that the young men of the CCC did. They built this park in the 1930s to be enjoyed for generations to come. Javelina FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DIST TIME HEADQUARTERS TRAIL 0.3 mi one-way 10-15 min. Easy Take an easy scenic walk with views of Keesey Canyon below and a 35-million-year-old lava flow above, ending at the Emory Oak Wildlife Viewing Area. MONTEZUMA QUAIL TRAIL 0.9 mi one-way 1 hr. Moderate From the wildlife viewing area, quickly climb 220 ft. for canyon and Indian Lodge views. Walk a short ridge and finish with a sharp descent to the campground. INDIAN LODGE TRAIL 1.5 mi one-way 1.5 hrs. Challenging Begin behind Indian Lodge, ascending to stunning views of the Davis Mountains. End by taking the short stretch of the Montezuma Quail Trail to the campground, or the longer stretch to headquarters. SKYLINE DRIVE TRAIL 2.6 mi one way 2 hrs. Moderate From the Interpretive Center, ascend 544 ft. to Keesey Canyon Overlook. Follow Skyline Drive to see historic buildings and views of Fort Davis and local landmarks. End at the CCC trailhead. LIMPIA CREEK TRAIL 2.5 mi one-way 2 hrs. Moderate From the parking lot follow an easy flat trail through Limpia Canyon, then slowly climb 550 ft. to Sheep Pen Canyon Loop junction, enjoying amazing views of the Davis Mountains. SHEEP PEN CANYON LOOP 5.6 mi 3-4 hrs. Moderate Traverse a mountain plateau through oak-juniper forests, high desert grasslands and some of the park’s best views! Find a well and trail spurs to primitive camping and Limpia Creek Vista. OLD CCC TRAIL 1.6 mi one-way 1.5 hr. Moderate Enjoy the road used by the CCC during 1930s park construction, now a hiking and mountain biking trail. At the top, continue onto Skyline Drive Trail or the Fort trail. DIFFICULTY STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. DESCRIPTION TRAIL ETIQUETTE TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEAR A HELMET. When biking, check with park HQ to match the ride to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. Multi-Use Trail Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals, rocks or artifacts. WILD ANIMALS AND DESERT PLANTS LIVE HERE You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. Burn ban may be in effect. Check with park staff for status. No fires permitted in the primitive area. For information on Texas State Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Sign up today for free email updates: texasstateparks.org/email /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Yield To Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.

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