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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
joshua761312006
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Fort Worth
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Fort Worth
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Henderson, Nevada
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720 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Start off slowly and hike gently uphill to a high plateau with great views of West Teas and Mexico. Grab a nature walk guide at the Chisos VC first, so you can follow some of the markers. The trail is groomed in places but, in other spots, it's rocky. It narrows and gets more rocky near the top, but it's... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the guidebook doesn't make it clear that ALL the outgoing hike is uphill - you climb over 100 feet in altitude I believe. Dress in layers, you can get quite warm even in January. Take some water and if you are over 50-60, take some hiking poles. Also, take binoculars as the view from the top is spectacular. Wear sunscreen... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular 3 hour, moderate trail. The parking lot is not that big and sometimes it is hard to find a place to park. No bathroom or picnic facilities in this area. I only went to the first mile where there is a nice view of the surrounding area. This is not a bad option if you don't... More 

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great day hike for people who don't want to hike too intensely, but still want the amazing, mind-blowing views Big Bend has to offer. The park ranger told me this trail is one of the first made by the explorers of the land in the 1920s. And it's still one of the best, in my opinion! Something... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this hike on a recommendation from another hiker who said "Do not miss that hike!". And we were really glad we took his advise! This trail is 4.8 miles round--trip and straight up all the way to the top, or summit more like it. This hike ends at the top of a flat(ish) rocky mountain top with 360... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Incredible views and scenery for a medium length hike. Hike is not easy, but views are very rewarding. Do not miss this hike! Allow a couple hours.

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zürich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Many people turn around along the way. Although this is also a ideal hike to get great views along the way - its really worth it to make your way all the way to the end. It took us about 3h for the roundtrip (medium fast hikers). This was the one hike in the National Park we were most satisfied... More 

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Terlingua, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I'm giving this 5 stars just because it was closed for bears! bears! I can't wait to hike this now. The view from the closed parking lot looks like this is a real beauty of a hike but then again you can't go wrong in the Basin.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

There is a trail map that would help - it was not at the trail head when we were there, but might have been available at the ranger station. Otherwise, we were prepared with hiking poles and good shoes, but did not take enough water. We had three bottles between us. Should have had four. Trail is steep in places,... More 

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