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The Best Rock Climbing in Texas

Looking for the best rock climbing in Texas? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Texas. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Texas

  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Cattail Falls

    5.0
    3.0 mi / 360 ft gain
    Head south on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend. Just after mile marker 3, you will see signs for the Sam Nail Ranch overlook, and a small opening in the scrub brush will appear on your left... but go slow, it's easy to miss! Turn left down the dirt road. Follow it for about a mile or ...
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  • Dripping Springs, Texas

    Sport Climbing at Milton Reimer's Ranch

    5.0
    Milton Reimer's Ranch is a limestone sport-climbing crag in Dripping Springs, Texas near Austin, Texas with hundreds of routes. The park is divided into two main sections--Reimer's and North Shore, each with their own parking lot. Approaches are quite easy and well marked. The original Reimer's a...
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  • Boerne, Texas

    Paddle the Guadalupe River at Sisterdale

    5.0
    Take the short drive up to the friendly little town of Sisterdale to find the General Store. Here you can safely leave your vehicle, rent kayaks and arrange shuttles for your trip of choice. There are plenty of different stretches of river to fit any adventure from short day floats to multi-day k...
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  • El Paso, Texas

    Bouldering at Hueco Tanks State Park

    5.0
    Hueco Tanks is comprised of 3 mountains and 1 spur (a lateral offshoot of a mountain). North Mountain has the most dense bouldering but access requires a reservation. East and West Mountain also offer amazing climbing, but you are required to have a guide to gain entrance to those mountains. The ...
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  • Fredericksburg, Texas

    Turkey Peak via Turkey Pass Trail

    4.0
    1.19 mi / 184 ft gain
    There isn't an official trail to Turkey Peak, but it is one of the best views in the park. This is no easy climb, so be prepared to be sweating! From the parking lot head towards the Gazebo. From there begins the Summit Trail that leads to the top of Enchanted Rock, but you want to stay right, t...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Rock Climb at Gus Fruh

    0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    NOTICE:For this activity it is necessary to have someone with lead climbing and belaying expertise. There is a wide range of difficulties on the routes. A guide that has climbed at this wall before is recommended. GETTING THERE:You can enter Gus Fruh from a couple of different points starting in ...
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  • Crawford, Texas

    Bouldering at Tonkawa Falls Park

    Tonkawa Falls Park is located just outside Crawford, TX (28 minutes, 21 miles) West from Waco, TX. The pocketed limestone bluffs that surround Tonkawa Falls hosts a number of established boulder problems ranging in difficulty from (V1 - V6+). Gravel parking is located to the North of the waterfal...
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  • Spicewood, Texas

    Climb at Pace Bend Park

    The "must have" campsite is along Marshall Cove in Pace Bend Park. From the park's entrance head straight along the road and take the 3rd left onto the Marshall Cove turnout. The sites are not numbered, but locating the site is pretty easy--it's on the left-hand side of the the road along the edg...
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  • Mineral Wells, Texas

    Rock Climb at Lake Mineral Wells State Park

    Lake Mineral Wells State Park is located about an hour West of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Highway driving gets you all the way to the park's entrance just minutes before entering the town of Mineral Wells. Entrance Fee and Climber Registration is required at the guard shack. Climbing topo...
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  • Fredericksburg, Texas

    Enchanted Rock Summit Trail

    5.0
    1.27 mi / 400 ft gain
    Enchanted Rock Summit Trail is an out-and-back hike that offers expansive views in Hill Country from the 1823ft summit of Enchanted Rock located near Llano, TX. Keep in mind that this trail can get crowded on holidays and weekends. The park closes to visitors if it's overcrowded, so be sure to ma...
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  • Mineral Wells, Texas

    Hike Texas Frontier Western Heritage Trails

    1.1 mi / 75 ft gain
    Texas Frontier Western Heritage Trails is a 1.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Mineral Wells, TX.
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  • El Paso, Texas

    Hike the Hueco Tanks Nature Trail

    1.5 mi
    The nature trail is an easy trail to walk and gives you very good views of the rock formations. To see the pictographs you will have to hike up the North Mountains to get the best views. The West and East Mountains are only accessible by guided tours. During the summer and fall when there is wate...
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  • El Paso, Texas

    Hike Mount Franklin From Mc Kelligon Canyon

    3.8 mi / 1 ft gain
    Mount Franklin from McKelligon Canyon is a 3.8 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near El Paso, TX.
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  • El Paso, Texas

    Hike North Franklin Mountain Via The Rim

    5.5 mi / 2 ft gain
    North Franklin Mountain via the Rim is a 5.5 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Canutillo, TX.
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  • El Paso, Texas

    Hike Cottonwood Spring Trail

    3.1 mi / 787 ft gain
    Cottonwood Spring Trail is a 3.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near El Paso, TX.
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  • El Paso, Texas

    Hike Franklin Mountains Loop

    3.4 mi / 958 ft gain
    Franklin Mountains Loop is a 3.4 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near El Paso, TX.
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