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Hiking into the dessert

Great experience. Starting point and trail a clear marked. - and still it is a special experience... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
Enjoyed the views more than others

I know a lot of people called this trail boring but I really liked walking in the desert with the... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Begin at mile 13, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The "chimneys" have always been an important landmark in Big Bend. It is rated moderate, but it was fairly easy in our opinion. It is a flat scenic desert trail to rock formations of an eroded dike. There are numerous Native American pictographs in one...More

Thank MarshaW51
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Great experience. Starting point and trail a clear marked. - and still it is a special experience to hike in the dessert. You are surrounded by sand, pebbles and cacti. the first 15 Minutes you can still see the road, but then it's gon and...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This hike is the longest desert hike we took. We could see the chimneys from the trailhead and it was downhill all the way, but not steep. There were plenty of wildflowers to keep you attentive, just watch out for all the rocks; which applies...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I know a lot of people called this trail boring but I really liked walking in the desert with the mountains surrounding you in the distance. It was kind of a surreal feel. You get some really good views of the mountains as you're hiking....More

1  Thank jenhaddock
Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a desert hike, so it will be hot. Start early. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the Chimneys. It's a pretty boring slog across the desert. The Chimneys themselves are interesting enough, but nothing worth writing home about. If you have...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed May 6, 2016

This approximately 4 mile round trip hike out to the Chimneys and back is a good morning hike, but can get very hot later in the day. We hiked this in late April and started at about 10 a.m.. By the time we got out...More

1  Thank MilesMereV
Reviewed April 6, 2016

2.4 miles of flat and well maintained trail brings you to an eroded geological dike called the Chimneys. The left most outcropping has some Native American rock art and some shelters that you may find interesting. Honestly, I've seen a LOT better, but it was...More

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