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Permian Reef Trail

Permian Reef Trail

Permian Reef Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: Texas, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W

Object Title: Permian Reef Trail

Route Type: Hiking

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Strenous

Grade: I

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Created/Edited: Aug 19, 2006 / Sep 25, 2007

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Geology Buffs

Before you hike this trail, stop by the main information center and purchase the Geology guide book for this trail. The trail begins at the Mckittrick canyon trailhead. There is proper signage to guide you. This is a hike for you serious Geology buffs. The trail has stop markers that can be used with the book you purchase at the main info center. There are great views into the canyon from here. This is an ancient Permian structure.

Getting There

Drive to the Mckittrick canyon trailhead. From there take the main trail to the cut-off sign.

Route Description

This an 8.4 mile roundtrip with an elevation gain of 2000 feet.The route is pretty easy.However as you reach the summit it becomes quite steep. As with all hikes in this area, stay on the trails and be prepared for the unexpected.Critters are always present in these mountains.

Essential Gear

Water, sunscreen, hat, food, rain gear

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