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Very nice way to spend a morning to see great views

Very nice hike that is not too rigorous. Did it first thing in the am when trail not too crowded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurie M
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Whitehouse, Ohio
Wonderful hike!

We were in Big Bend for only 1 day this hike was the one we picked to go on. Lots of shade well... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Racheal T
via mobile
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Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hike that is not too rigorous. Did it first thing in the am when trail not too crowded and very cool. But we did have a bit of fog in our views and eventually burnt off. Highly recommend this hike. Can be done...More

Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We were in Big Bend for only 1 day this hike was the one we picked to go on. Lots of shade well maintained trail. We didn't go to the tip top because once we got about an HR in the view didn't change much..so...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We hiked this trail in July. We hit the trail at sunrise and the hike up and down was completely in the shade. It is 5 miles but VERY easy. My kids ran up it. The views throughout were nice but the ridge line was...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I did it late afternoon in mid-April. It was not hard to find parking at that time. There are beautiful views at the top and along the way. There were also pretty cactus flowers and some bird life. There is no clear cut end point....More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The hike was well covered in the beginning as well as off and on through out. There were some sheer drops as well as some points where the trail narrowed but it was a great trail for both our 11&4 year old. The view at...More

2  Thank 2610TX
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We got to the trail head early (7am) so there was plenty of parking. The hike took about 3.5 hours round-trip. It was moderate difficulty. The views were exceptional at the top. This made it more than worth it. The big negative is that is...More

1  Thank catchyginger
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This hike was moderately hard and took us about three hours time (with lots of stopping for photos). There are great views of the Chisos Mountains pretty much throughout the entire hike - which was so great. We went early May, so we definitely got...More

1  Thank wherewithalicia
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is a great hike! It has a bit of elevation and isn't all that easy, but when you get to the top it is worth it! I was kinda proud of myself as I made it to the top, then met a young girl,...More

2  Thank David j
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This hike was rated #1 for the 10 best hikes in Big Bend. It's definitely my favorite! Take the Chisos Basin Road up to mile 5. There are signs also. The parking area is woefully small compared to the amount of people wanting to take...More

2  Thank ccindyk48
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

This is a moderate trail that climbs up about 1,000 feet in elevation. It is well marked and maintained. There are no tremendously steep spots, just a steady incline. Gorgeous views of the valley are visible as you climb and once you reach the top....More

Thank Chris L
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Response from Sandra N | Reviewed this property |
I was surprised at how ample this trail is. There are parts that have had finishing work done on them, which make it seem somewhat like a stroll through a city park, instead of up the side of a mountain. I’d describe this as... More
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