The Nature Conservancy opened the Madera Canyon Trail this month, north of Fort Davis. The 2.4 mile hike takes you through a pinon-oak-juniper forest and offers a view of Mount Livermore. Moderate in difficulty, I'm looking forward to getting on my trail shoes and running the route next time I visit.
To reach the trailhead, drive to the Lawrence E. Woods picnic area north of the McDonald Observatory. For more information and a link to the trail's interpretive panel, check out our Texas Mountain Trail hiking page at: www.texasmountaintrail.com/hike