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

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Breathtaking views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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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 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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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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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The south rim loop is well documented as one of the best hikes in Texas. the total length of the loop is about 13 miles from the main Chisos Basin Lodge and back. All the hiking guides say this is a strenuous 1 day hike, better done as a 2 day with a camping stopover. We went over the new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Such an amazing, breath-stealing view. But so much variation in flora along this route. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took Pinacles Trail up to Boot Canyon Trail and over the the South Rim of the Chisos. About 6.3 miles. Boot Canyon is lovely with beautiful trees and a running creek. The rim has nice views of the area on a clear day and the 2000 ft drop off the edge is amazing! Went back via the loop on... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Falcon Guide, "Hiking Big Bend National Park", says "The South Rim is probably the classic hike of Texas. Although the trip is fairly strenuous, almost every Texas hiker worth his or her salt will someday try to hike to the South Rim". I'm not a Texan, but I certainly agree that this is one great hike. I've been to... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I decided to take the challenge and drove to the South Rim Loop. I started to climb and the higher I got the nicer the trial got. The Mexican blue jays followed me and when I got to the top of the trial (when It divides to Emory Peak and South Rim) I gave them whole grain crackers and they... More 

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park

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