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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX

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love walking the trail... lots of great views and many photo opportunities.. I will walk this trail again if I come back..

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Steve M
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

love walking the trail... lots of great views and many photo opportunities.. I will walk this trail again if I come back..

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2 Thank Steve M
Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Other than high clearance vehicles only. We enjoyed the views here, there are 5 primitive campsites here. You must obtain your permit from Panther Junction Visitor Center before camping here. They are open til 5pm, so time your drive before going and expect the campsites to be fully booked during spring breaks and holidays. See my photos for the views.

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3 Thank pyindeem
Weslaco, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Visited on 4/7/15 and a half dozen times previously. Can't add a lot to what folks have said except the drive up the dirt track to the trailhead is not that bad. Made it easily in a Subaru Forester with street tires. A hard rain could change things and make clearance a problem but just about any vehicle could make... More 

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6 Thank DanHoneylet J
Austin, Texas
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Drive in 4-5 miles on a rugged dirt road to the trail head. (A high clearance vehicle is mandatory!). The trail was gorgeous, as the desert had received a lot of rain in the prior weeks, and everything was in bloom. When you hit the Chisos Mountain, expect a steep hike up 1000' feet.

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7 Thank Redwolf_Journeys
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is a fantastic dirt road and hiking experience in Big Bend NP. Drive about 2 miles south on Glenn Springs dirt road, turn right onto Pine Canyon road for another 4+ miles. There are a couple of challenging washes on these dirt road and a vehicle with high ground clearance and off road rated tires is required. There is... More 

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9 Thank mrhackerott
Keller, Texas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This is not one do do in summer, but was nice in March. Hike up to the place where the falls would be if we had rain. Still there is shade and great views ahead and behind you on the trail.

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3 Thank Libby T
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We loved the varied terrain. From the sotol grasslands to the rocky areas dotted with pine trees. There are some areas where hikers need to pay close attention to their footing, especially coming down. We arrived at e falls just as the sun was hitting a perfectly placed by God boulder to sit against and have lunch. We took a... More 

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3 Thank Texsox
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

A "Jewel of Big Bend"! You need a high clearance vehicle to reach the trailhead, which I have twice rented just to get to this delightful hike. First a mostly uphill walk through 1.5 miles of desert country surrounded by foothills of the Chisos Mountains, until you enter the cool, densely wooded beautiful canyon.Then about another mile through the canyon... More 

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7 Thank Steven M
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This hike has about 1.5 miles of desert floor gradual elevation before crossing dry/wet (depending on recent rain) stream-beds and climbing into the forested area of deciduous and evergreen trees. It's a seldom used trail which makes it especially pleasant. After crossing the (two?) stream-beds, the elevation begins to increase and the steepness can be a challenge. The trail is... More 

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