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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other...

Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.

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Bears!

I'm giving this 5 stars just because it was closed for bears! bears! I can't wait to hike this now. The view from the closed parking lot looks like this is a real beauty of a hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura L
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Terlingua, Texas
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Terlingua, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm giving this 5 stars just because it was closed for bears! bears! I can't wait to hike this now. The view from the closed parking lot looks like this is a real beauty of a hike but then again you can't go wrong in the Basin.

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1 Thank Laura L
Fredericksburg, Texas
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

There is a trail map that would help - it was not at the trail head when we were there, but might have been available at the ranger station. Otherwise, we were prepared with hiking poles and good shoes, but did not take enough water. We had three bottles between us. Should have had four. Trail is steep in places,... More 

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Thank Virginia S
New Braunfels, Texas
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I was soooo excited to see a black bear before I started the trail. I wasn't looking for it but saw the movement as I was parking. The trail is not that difficult.. it would be easier if I was in better shape. I went only part of the way.. Had to stop often to take pictures of he beautiful... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Pretty steep hike, but short. Can be done in a few hours. The views on the way up are really nice and you can park right at the trailhead.

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Thank Whitstro
Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this trail very much. There are some spectacular views along the way. There are several switch backs as you near the summit. We hiked this trail in the middle of the afternoon. Fortunately the sky was overcast and it was cool. I would recommend hiking this trail early in the day due to the warm temperatures here. Or,... More 

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4 Thank Jonny C
United States
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

It is 4.8 miles round trip with VERY well groomed switch backs. The views were amazing the entire way and especially once you get to the top! Would recommend to anyone who loves to hike. There are markers the entire way and marker 24 is at the top. The views are 100% worth the incline. It is mostly a gradual... More 

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2 Thank Anna C
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We loved this hike. Even after a mile up you can stop and gaze and see forever. This is an easy hike; about 3 hours round trip. Take a lunch with you and have a picnic at the top. It was so quiet we could hear the wind blowing. A couple of steep switchbacks so watch your steps coming down.

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El Paso, Texas
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

There is no restrooms so make sure you stop at the information center first. There is parking right at the start of the trail. On a hot summer you might want to take a bottle of water or at least have one in the car so when you get back. If you are not use to doing trails it might... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail in late July. Yes, it was hot.. 100 degrees in the Chisos Basin. But when we made it to the top, it was 76 degrees. The trip was 5 miles round trip, climbing up to 7500+ ft. once to the top, hikers are rewarded with an expansive view into Mexico. The climb was... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This was not as strenuous a trail as I expected. The path was mostly packed gravel or solid dirt, interspersed with stone or log steps. The grade was not as steep as I expected. In fact, one girl even jogged the whole way. Grab a trail map from the trailhead. Reading about the flora, fauna, and history makes the miles... More 

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