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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Some of the views are pretty, but the hike itself not very interesting. You gotta look for the spring and it’s just some water, and getting closer to the rocks that make up Mule Ears, the less they look like that, which is disappointing. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BethS253
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I went in January, and it was a very pleasant trail in the cool weather. In the summer, this would be trail I would only hike very early in the day because there are long stretches with no shade. It isn't too hard, but there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seekingrainydays
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Nice short trail, fairly level, hot, little shade. Great scenery. Cotton trees at Spring not a lot else. Watch out for rattlesnakes! We did this trail in the morning on our way to Sant Elena Canyon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoBommer
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Well we went to Big Bend National Park in October and that may be one of the best times to visit (although November or April are also good months). It is a low desert place and it best visited when it is not hot or...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank yellowstone1
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We chose to start this trail after seeing the Santa Elena Canyon earlier in the morning. It is very rocky and deceiving. The trail leads past tall trees on occasion but not water. Since it was so terribly hot we finally turned back after about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melany V
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant trail to walk, not much elevation changes. Beautiful, beautiful landscape just attracts you to explore. The Mule ears peak look very different from each angle you get to along the trail. All the colors, from the grass, trees, mountains, flowers, just so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gao33wy
Reviewed March 27, 2018

The spring itself was not very impressive, but the landscape and the plants along the way were very interesting. There was no shade so it got very hot and dry, make sure to bring enough water. We were there mid March, so some cactus and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sputNlaika
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Mule Ears Spring Trail is a desert hike to a small spring with spectacular geology and magnificent mountain and desert views. It is rated moderate in difficulty in the trail guide. There is very little overall elevation gain, 254 feet. You will continually be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MarshaW51
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This was not one of our favorite stops. The hike is through the desert and does offer some good views, but most are from a distance. I would not choose this one if time is limited. The spring is a disappointment.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank ERL972
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We did not do the trail- think it was 2-3 miles-- was extremely hot day we were there- great lookout point for vehicles to stop- read info-take pictures

Date of experience: June 2017
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