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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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This trail gives a great hike with amazing views.

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great drive.... take your time lots of great views... amazing photo opportunities well worth it when you are in big bend NP

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve M
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is NOT a strenuous hike, just a LONG one. The viewpoints are incredible, but when we went, the vegetation was all dry. So the scenery wasnt all that awe-inspiring. That said, the hike isnt bad for people with knee issues since the elevation gain is slow. We took the Laguna meadow-South Rim-Boot-Pinnacles route as suggested by the lodge folks.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great drive.... take your time lots of great views... amazing photo opportunities well worth it when you are in big bend NP

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Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Long difficult climb and well worth it. Rewarded with spectacular views of 2000' drop-offs. Must be physically fit!

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2 Thank peter & mary s
Azle, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this hike! The trails are clear and easy to navigate. They have plenty of switch backs to make it easy. Most all hikers can make this journey.

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1 Thank KnD6813
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic long hike. Go visit the rangers in the information center before heading up to make sure all the trails are open. (North rim sometimes is closed due to nesting) The view at the head of the South Rim is the best in Big Bend. A must do hike of you are in the park!

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1 Thank christophgeorge
London
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was my favorite trail - a real highlight of the mountains. We went up and down via the Laguna Meadow trail, and then walked the loop of South Rim Trail, Boot Canyon Trail and Colman Trail. It was a very varied walk, some forest, little meadows, along a creek.. the scenery seem to be constantly changing. The views on... More 

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3 Thank NicLondon1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a long (we measured about 13 miles) hike through scenery that's like most of the other hikes you will do in Big Bend. There is a bit of a climb to get up and out of Chisos Basin, and the walk through Boot Canyon was reasonably flat. The overlook view at the end is very nice; you find... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very memorable hike with never ending views on the rim for at least 15 minutes. Worth the 4-5 miles to get there. Hike would be a real bear in hot weather.

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1 Thank mclpcm
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Granted, I am used to walking many miles a day so the 13.5 round trip hike to the South Rim via Pinnacles and back down via Lagunas was not too much of a stretch for me. When I did the hike, the weather was in the 60s and the skies were clear with just a few puffy clouds. I recommend... More 

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13 Thank Liz M
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We hiked the South Rim trail in February, 2015. This was our first time, so had gathered lots of information from different sources before launching. My review is short: it's spectacular. You can read much more about the beauty of the trail elsewhere, I'm writing this to try to help anyone who hasn't made the hike prepare for it. Our... More 

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