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Indian Head Trail

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Located in Big Bend National Park

The trail is accessed from Indian Head Road beside Big Bend Resort, but the trail is actually... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Anderson, South Carolina
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Lots of variety of geology

Easy access back behind the Motor Inn, as they like to call the motel and gas station at 118 & 170... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2017
Steve H
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“Clay road”
Feb 19, 2019
“Excellent flat land trail along huge volcanic boulders and a very interesting aray of Indian pictographs.”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2123 TX 118 Hwy, Terlingua, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go there if you even think it's going to rain, in fact, might as well be prepared to be stuck there for the duration.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank VillaTerlingua
Reviewed February 19, 2019

A very scenic trail close to Terlingua that borders a volcanic ridge with craggy cliffs and huge volcanic boulders that are often filled with myriads of gaseous bubble-holes. There are great views of the Chisos Mountains and quite a few Indian pictographs to photograph. Lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Shorter trail to see some petroglyphs, but the fallen boulders are much more impressive. Make sure you bring water. Apparently usually deserted, I did run across a park ranger doing some surveying. Getting there can be a bit confusing but follow the most well worn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 347sm
Reviewed July 31, 2018

If you are not a regular hiker watch out for these trails that seem easy, but they are very rocky and include going up hill and down hill. Some parts are very narrow. Don't be caught without water.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GenovevaZ1
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We loved going over to the Indian Head Trail. No one else was there and we got to climb all over the rocks. You have to go about a mile down the trail before you find the old Indian markings.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 14ers
Reviewed October 8, 2017

A nice hike that takes you back in time. See petroglyph on boulders of beautiful colors. Very little lives there now because of white men, but you can see the creek that provided fresh spring water to live.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lynnhH9929OF
Reviewed June 27, 2017

If you like taking pictures of the stars definitely head here after dark! The rising milky way will totally make your night!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ColoradoHavens
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Interesting petroglyphs to see. Amazing to see all the fallen rocks. You will also see the 'stove' or area where they crushed herbs and spices. Well worth a hike to see it.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ShariLM
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

The trail is accessed from Indian Head Road beside Big Bend Resort, but the trail is actually located in Big Bend National Park. I suppose they don't advertise it in order to minimize vandalism. The hike is very easy and not very long. Just keep...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank OtPot
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Easy access back behind the Motor Inn, as they like to call the motel and gas station at 118 & 170. Dirt road, but easy enough for cars, unless it rains, then don't risk the possible slimy mud. High ruins, giant low rock overhangs you...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Steve H
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Steve H
August 17, 2017|
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Response from JMCirlin | Reviewed this property |
We did just fine in a Ford Flex which is kind of like a mini van. I suppose you might use caution if you've recently had rain ... not very likely there.