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Best Trails in Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

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Want to find the best trails in Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 2 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 2 easy hiking trails in Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 9 to 61 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.
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13,000 years ago, this site was well-known by mammoth hunters as a source of flint for tools. Centuries passed, but the colorful flint never lost its value or usefulness in the Texas Panhandle. Learn how important this site was to the survival, commerce and culture of the people of the High Plains.

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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
#1 - Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
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Length: 1.9 km • Est. 37m
Alibates Flint was the rock that shaped - and was shaped by - mammoth hunter cultures in the Texas Panhandle for 13,000 years. The site was integral for survival, commerce and culture of the high plains.Show more
#2 - Mesquite Trail
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Length: 0.3 km • Est. 6m
This trial is located right next to The Alibates Flint Quarries Museum. Inside, there are several exhibits that give you the history of 13,000 years of use of Alibates Flint as a tool. These artifacts are located in the museum and there are several hands-on learning opportunities available.Show more