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This was probably my least favorite hike of my trip. Honestly, we went on it mostly to help fill the day since we went to Santa Elena Canyon the same day.
It was neat seeing the desert since a lot of our hiking was in...More
It's a fine hike through the Chihuahuan Desert (no shade), but there are plenty of other hikes in Big Bend that do that and take you to a terrific destination, such as the Window or Lost Mine Trails. On Mule Ear (singular is correct) Spring...More
A 3.8mi RT hike in the desert. You end up at a spring which had a small amount of running water when we were there. A stone corral is also there at the end. The views of the mule ears along the way are distant...More
We hiked the Mule Ears trail in the morning. The views of Big Bend National Park are wonderful. The trail meanders along some uplands and thru washes. The scenery is the best part. We came across the remains of an old stone structure near the...More
I don't know which one is best, to hike early morning or sometime in the afternoon. Is up to you, either way this is somewhat easy hike. However the rocky trail can get tricky. Bring water and time your self.
The spring was underwhelming, but the hike as a whole was beautiful. The shorter (4 mile) trail didn't bring you up to the mule ears, but you get a good view of them. This hike was labeled "moderate" by the park, but I would call...More
My husband and I enjoyed the Mule Ears Spring Trail. As we were walking toward the mountains, we met two guys returning on the trail. The guys warned us about a rattle snake about 800 feet down the trail. We proceeded with caution and never...More