Hunter Peak Climber's Log

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yadahzoemtn - May 11, 2021 8:12 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2021

Up Bear Canyon Down Tejas  Sucess!

Great trail and beautiful views. My first visit to Texas!


yadahzoemtn - Apr 18, 2021 9:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2021

Quick Trip to Bag Texas State HIghpoint  Sucess!

We went up the Bear Canyon Trail to the summit of Hunter and down the Tejas Trail. Beautiful mountain range with magnificent views. Guadalupe tomorrow!


Kiefer - Apr 7, 2021 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2019

Interesting Day  Sucess!

After being involved with a SAR mission alongside the National Park Staff on Guadalupe Peak the prior day, I decided just one peak today was sufficient.
Beautiful trail. Saw no one the entire day.


Moogie737 - Apr 3, 2021 8:41 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2021

Via the loop beginning with Bear Canyon up, Tejas trail down

#1 04-01-21 W/ Yadahzoemtn. From the Pine Sprngs CG trailhead on a breezy but not windy day. This loop makes for a scintillating variety of terrain. As advertised, the views from the summit are worth the climb. Including about half an hour on the summit our elapsed time for the loop was 7 hours. By starting early one is in the shade in Bear Canyon 95% of the canyon climb.


WOLFrising - Nov 28, 2020 9:29 am Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2020

First climb as a married man!  Sucess!

Maddie and I went to GUMO as part of our honeymoon, and Hunter Peak was the first peak after the wedding. I had done GP multiple times, and it was her first time in the park, so we mixed it up! I think we ran into less than 10 people total and had the peak to ourselves! Up Tejas and down Bear Canyon

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jun 15, 2019 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2019

5 Peak Loop  Sucess!

Big 5 peak loop in the Guadalupe Mountains 17 miles and 6400’ gain through interesting terrain. Trip Report


nader - Mar 23, 2018 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2018

Hunter Peak

Up Bear Canyon, down Tejas Trail.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Mar 31, 2016 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2016

A Twofer  Sucess!

After hiking up Guadalupe the day before, I decided to do Hunter, went up the Bear Canyon Trail, which as Scott said is steep but a great trail, lots of steps but good tread, not rocky like the other trails. When I got down to the Tejas trail, I decided to hike over to Bush as well, higher but just a plain, rounded summit. 15 miles RT.


Shaylee - Nov 11, 2014 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2009

Hunter  Sucess!



Pewma - Oct 15, 2013 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2010

Hunter Peak  Sucess!

I agree the best view in Texas!


AFmountaineer - Sep 18, 2012 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Awesome Views  Sucess!

Best View in Texas could be true.


Koonsy - Apr 30, 2012 10:26 pm

July 2010  Sucess!

Good loop hike.


Kessler - Nov 5, 2011 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2010

Hunter  Sucess!



eric-griz - Sep 20, 2011 8:12 pm

Steep hike up Bear Canyon  Sucess!

I've stood on top of Hunter Peak about 3 times I believe. The first time I hiked up Bear Canyon Trail. The other times up Tejas.


Scott - Sep 9, 2011 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2010

Hunter  Sucess!

We (Shaylee, Kessler, Kim and I) awoke to perfect weather with only a light breeze and clear skies, so it was time to attempt to climb Hunter Peak which is said to have the best views in Texas. We chose to do the loop hike going up Bear Canyon and down the Tejas Trail. Bear Canyon has a nasty reputation as being very steep and difficult and we were a little concerned that it would be challenging for our five year old daughter. We found the trail to be fairly steep, but it wasn’t a problem at all and the rumors of it being difficult were mostly unfounded. It was a slow climb (at least slower than Guadalupe Peak), but we made it up to the summit of Hunter Peak without any problems. The peak did have some grand views and we took a long lunch on the summit.

We returned down the peak via the Bowl and Tejas Trails, but found that we had to cross a fair amount of snow on the rim of The Bowel. After reaching the Tejas Trail it was just a long walk back to the campground. Hunter Peak took us quite a bit longer to climb than Guadalupe did and we got back to camp not that long before sunset.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 9, 2011 9:14 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2009

From Bush Mtn cg then out-hiked  Sucess!

I really enjoyed the "two sides" of this mountain. The the north the terrain is soft and rolling. To the south the slopes are deeply furrowed with bold cliffs facing Guadalupe Peak. This was a great way to end a nice multi-day backpack trip. Out-hiked via the steep Bear Canyon trail!

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