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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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Views rivaling the grand canyon

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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NYC
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184 reviews 184 reviews
13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
59 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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Washington DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Central Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Thomasville, Georgia
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445 reviews 445 reviews
198 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Another beautiful scenic area with several great places to stop and take in the view. We were fortunate enough to be on this loop at sunset one evening and watch a spectacular colorful display just before darkness set in. Wow!

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Coppell, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you are in good shape, this hike is well worth it.Hiking sticks are useful.We saw deer and bluejays that were stalking us for food.

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