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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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Stunning Vistas

This is a beautiful hike with absolutely incredible views along the way. Yes, the first few miles are up hill but take your time and enjoy the scenery and you won't even notice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Michigan
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452 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful hike with absolutely incredible views along the way. Yes, the first few miles are up hill but take your time and enjoy the scenery and you won't even notice the climb. Parking at the trail head is limited so get there early. Plus it will be cooler for the climb!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Trail is all uphill for over 2 miles with rocky switchbacks closer to the top. Has adequate shade during parts of the hike. 2nd highest mountain in Big Bend. Definitely a moderate trail. Take a 2-3 liters of water.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite being a 4.8 mile hike, at about the one mile mark you are treated to an incredible view of the valley below and the mountains in the distance. As a first hike for our kids, we made this our destination. This is an eminently hike-able trail and well worth the effort.

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Overland Park, Ks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've hiked more than 40 National Parks and this hike would make my top 10. The entire trail is scenic-- not just the destination. Spectacular 180 degree vistas at the end of the trail make the climb worth it. It's not particularly difficult as the climb is certainly gradual; it's just that the entire route is uphill. So worth it!... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a medium size hike for Big Bend. Very well marked path. Many breathe taking views throughout. BUT there is nothing compared to the top. At times I was going to stop, but I am glad I did not!

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it's a challenge on the way up. Yes, it will take you 3 to 4 hours to complete. Do it anyway! The views when you get to the top are utterly amazing! And, as a bonus, you get to hike downhill on the way back! This is a 4.4 mile round trip hike. It is moderate. The biggest challenge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked the Lost Mine Trail on a cloudy/rainy day, but it was just as beautiful. It's a 4,8 mile round-trip hike with countless gorgeous views of the Chisos Mountains and the desert. It took me about 2,5 hours, but I also hardly stopped for longer than a few minutes, because of the weather. The only downside is the small... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't done them all, because I tend to do only easy-to-moderate hikes, but this trail's my favorite! This is a moderately difficult hike, but not too strenuous overall. The rise is around 1000 feet or so. It could be a challenge, if you aren't used to this type of activity. The scenery is magnificent all along the way. The... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great trail. It climbs uphill, but the grade is gentle for the most part. There is a little bit of steeper climbing toward the end, but nothing a few switchbacks can't help with. Hike a a little ways up the trail, even if you don't think you can finish it, or don't have the time to do... More 

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Trail is amazing! It is a little bit of effort to get up the trail but it is well worth it as the views speak for themselves. FYI the parking lot for the trail is small so make sure you get there early

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