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Devil's Hall - 6 members in 10 triplogs have rated this an average 3.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 10 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Guadalupe Peak and Devils Hall, TX 
Guadalupe Peak and Devils Hall, TX
 
Hiking avatar Apr 10 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking12.86 Miles 3,728 AEG
Hiking12.86 Miles   6 Hrs   32 Mns   2.11 mph
3,728 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
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Parked at the overflow lot and walked the extra 0.40 miles over to the trailhead. Started fairly early, but there were already a lot of people on the trail, we passed at least thirty other hikers on the way up. Cool, but not too breezy. The sections through the cliffs were neat. Short break at the top, then headed back down. The top half mile or so is kind of slick in places from thousands of shoes polishing the limestone smooth over the years. Once past that, it was simply a matter of dodging dozens of hikers who were still heading uphill. Saw a surprising number of kids on the trail, which makes me think maybe my kids should try this one next year.

Once below the cliffs, we accidentally blew past the stock trail that makes for a shortcut over to Devil's Hall, so we ended up doing that trail in it's entirely both directions. Oh well. The first mile of Devil's Hall is dull, but the second half more than makes up for it. We enjoyed the boulder hop, staircase, and the hall itself. Far less people on that trail.
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Mar 16 2018
markthurman53
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67 male
 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Guadalupe NP Devil's Hall, TX 
Guadalupe NP Devil's Hall, TX
 
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2018
markthurman53
Hiking5.20 Miles 889 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   2 Hrs   43 Mns   2.40 mph
889 ft AEG      33 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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After spending the night in Whites City near Carlsbad Caverns I thought I would hike in Guadalupe National Park before heading back to Tucson. My plan was to hike up to Guadalupe Peak but with the wind still hanging around 50 MPH I opted to do a canyon hike instead. Devil's Hall seemed like a good choice. This trail starts out at the same trail head as Guadalupe Peak but within a few 100 feet veers off to the the north entering Pine Spring Canyon. This is a fairly easy trail with very little elevation gain except the gradual uphill slope of the creek. Mileage for this hike is from the visitors center parking lot but if you can start at the campground you can cut off about a half mile. After 1.2 miles the trail heads down into Pine Spring Creek and remains there the rest of the hike. A little rock hopping is required in the creek but nothing difficult. Make sure to check out the rocks for the many types of fossils pointed out and explained in the visitors center. At about 2.2 miles there is a really magnificent water fall/cascade in the creek. This would be something to see when the water is flowing pretty good, of coarse getting to this point would be difficult if it were running. Climb up the falls (steps provided by nature) and continue up canyon another .4 miles to the Devil's Hall. Along this stretch to Devil's Hall check out the fossils in the rocks on the eastern walls. Devil's Hall is a narrow about 20 feet across and cliffs on either side and maybe 100 yards long. You can continue on for another .1 miles before the trail ends with a sign saying not to go beyond between March and August.
This trail is well worth doing if you don't have a lot of time or looking for a short easy hike after a longer hike to finish off the day. In my case a short hike before making the 6 hour drive home. If I had done the Guadalupe Peak hike that drive home probably would of been a long one. I will be back to do that hike the next time I'm in the area (probably in April).
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May 30 2017
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
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72 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar May 30 2017
Sun_Ray
Hiking4.60 Miles 610 AEG
Hiking4.60 Miles
610 ft AEG
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Road trip to Carlsbad Caverns NP, Guadalupe Mountains NP and Big Bend NP. Wife and I really enjoyed this hike with the natural staircase and devil's hall. While about a mile or so are in a wash you just have to follow up hill we enjoyed following the cairns that suggest the best route. Had a nice lunch at the hall turnaround point and took photos for two groups that came our way. Would recommend!
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Apr 19 2017
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2017
fricknaley
Hiking3.92 Miles 693 AEG
Hiking3.92 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.48 mph
693 ft AEG
 
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wanted to do one more quick hike in the park before heading back west so i hit up Devil's Hall. Nice hike, with shade in the second canyon bottom part. some nice pines and maples in the canyon. Devils Staircase was cool and Devil's Hall is a very neat little spot. saw a couple pleasant folks and a terrifyingly massive centipede on the way back :o
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Devils Hall
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Apr 30 2011
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2011
johnlp
Hiking4.70 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.17 mph
650 ft AEG
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After hiking Guadalupe Peak, I took a break, had a cup of coffee and headed out on the Devil's Hall trail. Relaxing hike with a variety of flora and fauna. Went a ways past the "end of the trail" looking for some petroglyphs that are supposed to be up there. I didn't see any, but didn't look very hard either. Had the whole place to myself. Would love to see this area during a wetter year.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Oct 21 2009
Filterman
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46 male
 Joined Jun 08 2003
 Kyle, TX
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2009
Filterman
Hiking4.20 Miles 580 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.68 mph
580 ft AEG
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Feb 07 2009
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
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imike
Hiking0.75 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking0.75 Miles      23 Mns   1.96 mph
150 ft AEG
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...just wanted to confirm that my legs still were working after the longer day on Friday. they sort of were/are...
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Nov 08 2008
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
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imike
Hiking4.00 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.00 mph
300 ft AEG
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Devil's Hall is an exceptional shorter trek... too good to miss if you are over doing Guadalupe Peak and just need an extra little getaway. Fall colors: wow!!
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Nov 02 2008
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
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imike
Hiking4.00 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.00 mph
300 ft AEG
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easy trek to loosen up legs after the double on Guadalupe Peak
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Jul 03 2007
Jim_H
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41 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Devil's HallBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2007
Jim_H
Hiking4.20 Miles 580 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   2 Hrs      2.10 mph
580 ft AEG
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I did this right after I got down from my last hike up Guadalupe Peak, which was done as an overnighter. It was high summer, and monsoon season was in force. It was hot and humid, and I remember flies being a real annoyance. This makes for a nice relaxing hike in the afternoon or evening if camping nearby.
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