Hike our Trails

When you visit the Landmark, there are 4.5 miles of trails to explore at your own pace. Trail Map (PDF)

  • Please be sure to stop by the Nash Interpretive Center to sign in before exploring any of our trails and remember that our trails are only open when all of our facilities are open.
  • Power-driven mobility devices are permitted only on the Wildflower Trail at the Landmark. These vehicles are not permitted on any other trails at the Landmark due to the potential dangers of loose material, and the natural slope of the terrain, which may exceed 5%. All terrain vehicles (ATVs), golf carts, or other motorized vehicles, except for staff and emergency vehicles, are prohibited on all Landmark trails.
  • Bicycles are allowed on the Nature Trail at the Landmark. Please yield to pedestrians.
  • For their protection, domestic animals are not allowed on the trails at the Landmark.
  • As an archaeological and natural history preserve, the property and its contents are protected by state law. Please do not remove anything from the preserve.
  • Our trails are open during public hours. Please do not trespass during non-public hours.

Night Hikes

Our Landmark After Dark Night Hike season will begin at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 28!
Specifics for each month of the 2023 season will be listed as they approach on our Calendar of Events.
Type wall showing stratigraphy

Archaeological Trail (.5 miles)

Journey back 12,000 years by taking a half-mile stroll around the Landmark's central research compound. This trail offers rest stops at regular intervals and shady spots during the spring and summer. Interpretive panels discuss the nature of excavations at the Landmark and are designed to complement and enhance the gallery exhibits.

Basket Flowers in bloom

Llano Estacado Wildflower Trail (.5 miles)

Enjoy our ADA accessible Wildflower Trail! Our newest trail, the half-mile boardwalk is equipped with frequent shade structures and benches. Interpretation along the trail identifies the many native plants and trees of the Southern High Plains and recounts some of the Landmark's 19th and 20th century history.

Bench on trail

Landmark Nature Trail (2.5-3.5 miles)

There are several paths you can take to explore our 3.5 mile hiking trail. Discover some of this region's native vegetation, as well as the changing landscape. Observe birds and small animals in a natural setting as you take a relaxing stroll around this section of Yellowhouse Draw. Bicycles are allowed on this trail.

Watch the Lubbock Lake Landmark in Bloom (classical music)

Guided tours may be scheduled in advance by calling the Landmark Education Office at 806 742-1116 or by contacting landmark.education@ttu.edu.