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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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1 Thank Amy S
El Paso, Texas
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The route starts at the car park and is about 4 mile maximum to the top. It is a moderate hike and the paths are in good condition. There are a number of places to rest on the way up if you want. When at the top the scenery is amazing. You can see for miles. There are plenty of... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a fairly short trail - about 3-4 miles round trip. Easy walk even for old folks like us. We did see a couple white tail deer as we hiked. Good trail for the beginner

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is an easy and short trail with only little elevation. The trail had nice packed dirt with some rock. Trees, cacti and flowers were full when we went. At the one mile mark, there is a short ridge you can climb onto which gives you a spectacular view that goes on seemingly forever.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This was the first Hike I ever did at Big Bend; it's a classic. The views are great, and is a super moderate hike. Bring lots of water, and get there early (parking is limited!). This would be a good family hike.

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. I would say it is a moderate hike and the different views from all over this hike make it worth it! Casa Grande is probably my favorite peak in the Basin and you hike around this peak and the views from the side that... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

loved walking the trail... amazing views and many photo opportunities ... wildlife all over... well worth the effort

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