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Davis Mountains Open Days


This wild and remote region is one of the most scenic in Texas.
Davis Mountains Preserve This wild and remote region is one of the most scenic places in Texas. © Jerod Foster


2022 Update:

Our Madera Canyon Trail is separate from The Davis Mountains Preserve and is OPEN to the public all year long, from sunrise to sunset, regardless of the closure of the Davis Mountains Preserve. Click here for directions and more information.

The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve, home to Mount Livermore and Baldy Peak, opens for hiking, biking, equestrian, picnics, photography, birding, and other outdoor activities on selected days throughout the year.

The following dates are our TENTATIVE 2022 Davis Mountains Preserve Open Events, all subject to change with ongoing updates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, A RESERVATION IS REQUIRED to attend any Open Event on the preserve. Reservations will be available on this webpage in the middle of the month before each open event.


Tentative 2022 Open Events Schedule:

Open Day Events: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Open Weekend Events: 8:00am Friday – 5:00pm Sunday

  • March 12-13th (Two Open Days, No Overnight Camping)
  • April 9th (Open Day)
  • May 21st (Open Day)
  • June 18th (Open Day)
  • July 15-17th (Open Weekend with Overnight Camping)
  • August 12-14th (Open Weekend with Overnight Camping)
  • October 14-16th (Open Weekend with Overnight Camping)
  • November 12th (Open Day)
  • December 9-11th (Open Weekend with Overnight Camping)


Open Day Event Requirements:

  • High clearance, street-legal vehicles are required to drive past the McIvor Conservation Center.
  • All fires, including camp stoves, are prohibited on the preserve.
  • Firearms are not permitted on the preserve.
  • Any person under the age of 18 must be supervised by an accompanying adult.
  • No pets, aside from licensed service animals for assistance, are permitted on the preserve.

Other Important Information:

  • All waste will need to be packed in and packed out.
  • Public Restrooms are available at the McIvor Conservation Center.
  • We suggest bringing plenty of food and water, rain gear, hiking boots, sunscreen, and hats for any of our trails.
  • Weather is unpredictable on the preserve. Make sure you are prepared for a wide range of conditions.


For more information, contact Kaylee French by email at kaylee.french@TNC.ORG, or call (432) 426-2390.


* The hike to Baldy Peak of Mount Livermore is rated as strenuous with an elevation gain of 1,800 feet. Depending on individual ability, the trail will take a fit hiker 4-6 hours on average to complete, not including drive time to the trailhead. On Open Events, the gates close at 4:00pm. Please plan accordingly.