Padre Island National Seashore

4.8/5 (7 reviews)
Without a doubt, the run on Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) is one of the most iconic overland runs in Texas. 60 miles one-way, completing this out-and-back beach route of 120 miles will require a solid 7-8 hours, leading most to set camp along the beach. Blue water, beautiful dunes, countl... Read More
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Highlights of Padre Island National Seashore

Camping Category Icon Camping
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Overland Category Icon Overland
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
9 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Padre Island National Seashore
Nearest Town
Corpus Christi
Nearest Services
Corpus Christi
Management Agency
National Parks Service
District
Intermountain Region

Overview

Without a doubt, the run on Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) is one of the most iconic overland runs in Texas. 60 miles one-way, completing this out-and-back beach route of 120 miles will require a solid 7-8 hours, leading most to set camp along the beach. Blue water, beautiful dunes, countless bird species, sea turtle spottings and awesome fishing are just some of the lures drawing visitors to experience the park. Be prepared for soft sand as even 4WD vehicles have been known to get stuck in the softer sections.

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18 Waypoints
56 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
7 Community Reviews
1 Video
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