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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX

A walking trail along the Rio Grande River.

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Beautiful Sunset Views

This is a short walk from the campground but worth it to see the sunset from the top of the overlook. Be sure to look in all directions during the sunset as the view of the glow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jim B
Grapeview, Washington
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Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a short walk from the campground but worth it to see the sunset from the top of the overlook. Be sure to look in all directions during the sunset as the view of the glow on the Boquillas Mountains is wonderful!

Thank Jim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked this trail while camping the RV section of the park. It was a very pleasant walk that included a high loop for those wanting to walk uphill for the views of the river and Mexico. Quite a few birds were seen including rock wren, sage thrasher, and phoebes of two types. Total length less than... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(Warning: Young adults from Central Florida visiting for the week) We purposefully entered this hike with the intention of capturing the sunset- you can see it sink all the way to the horizon. As the sun set, the view behind us of various ledges and hills were cast in an ever-changing array of shadows and dark colors- very pretty. EASY... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Ok so not completely literal, but its a great hike. Our road trip continued with a stop at big bend and a stay the Rio Grande Village. You get great views of the river and its best to go during sunset. Don't forget the bug spray.

Thank Mcgee8275
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Short walk with easy access from RGV campground. Goes over some swampy areas next to the river than ascends a small hill with great views of the Rio Grande and Mexico. Beautiful sunset. Lots of wildlife too - we saw plenty of jackrabbits near dusk. It is also a great spot for birding.

Thank jeremy5763
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We hiked this trail through the jungle up the hillside to great views of the canyon and the town of Boquillas, Mexico across the river. Along the way there were handmade items that were left for purchase that are familiar to the area such as walking sticks, wire scorpions and cactus. It does get hot here even on an October... More 

Thank houstonnative47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this trail while visiting Big Bend in Nov 2016. This trail is accessed in the Rio Grande Village campground near site #18. Just as an FYI there is also a campground bathroom near the entrance. The trail starts on a boardwalk and heads along the Rio Grande and up a small mountain. Along the way you will be... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Drive to the easternmost point edge of the campground and walk the nature trail through a wetland, up a bluff (a bit strenuous) and have a striking view of two mountain ranges, a big bend on the Rio Grande River, and Mexico. Short walk, big payoff!

Thank kmsmolen
Morro Bay, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The elevated boardwalk over an old oxbow is pretty much overgrown right. I was told they would be working to remove some of the vegetation in the near future. Having been on this trail before, once they get some of the veg removed, I would highly recommend this again...

Thank slobird
New Braunfels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A wonderful easy hike that follows from the Rio Grande village campsite to along the banks of the Rio Grande river looking across to Mexico. Mostly level with a few bridges through the reeds, make sure you were good shoes and carry water.

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