There are two ways to get to the main Scenic Overlook at Davis Mountains State Park: by car via Skyline Drive or by foot via the Skyline Trail. The trail itself is about 2.6 miles one way with the main overlook, I’m estimating, around halfway or just a bit more than that. We went the easy route, via truck, every evening. Most evenings we went for sunset, though there was one day, possibly the first day, where we arrived earlier and had a lot of daylight left to scope out the scenery below.
The views were magnificent! The overlook was a popular place at sunset with many people bringing chairs and drinks to sit and relax as the sun went down. We’d stay for the sunset, sipping hot chocolate, and then pack up into the truck to drive the rest of the road to the east where it dead ended in order to look for wildlife coming out for the evening. We ended up spotting a fox one evening!
If you aren’t inclined to hike the trails at the state park, make sure you get to the overlook!