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“A must-do hike at Big Bend”
Review of The South Rim Loop

The South Rim Loop
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Owner description: This trail gives a great hike with amazing views.
Reviewed January 18, 2014

If you are in good shape, this hike is well worth it.Hiking sticks are useful.We saw deer and bluejays that were stalking us for food.

Thank anitha_rk
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you live in Texas, you need to visit the South Rim at least once. The views are definitely worth the effort of getting there. I typically take the trail up to the Emory Peak cut-off, hike up to Emory Peak (about an extra mile each way) and climb around there for a while, then head out to the South Rim. If you decide to stay overnight, I'd recommend camping spot SW-3. You get a great sunset overlooking the desert and can clearly see Santa Elena Canyon and other points of interest. You also get the benefit of likely being the only person or group on the rim early in the morning. My return is on the Laguna Meadow trail, if for no other reason that to get some variety. It's a strenuous hike, especially if you hike in with gear for overnight. But it's worth the effort.

5  Thank WhiterockHorn
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I did this hike, taking Laguna Meadows up and Boot Canyon/Pinnacles back. You can't beat the view at the South Rim! So, we took the kids with us up and back via Pinnacles/Boot Canyon on our trip this June. They did great and loved it - nine hours including lunch and breaks!

3  Thank Randy R
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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

This is at least a 10 mile round trip depending on much of the rim you hike with over 2000 feet of elevation gain. You don't have to be a hero to do it but if you don't like the idea of 2-3 hours hiking up the trail you may not enjoy it. The payoff though is the best view in the park. Do it as a day hike or take your time and camp on the trail but you'll be missing out if you don't get to the south rim.

1  Thank Tarsisius37
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very nice ride. DO it in the spring or fall as it gets hot. The scenery is great and there are many places with great overlooks. Lots of history.

Thank kbikerider
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