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Great Trails. Spectacular Vistas.

The South Rim trails can be done as a loop from the parking area at Chisos Mountain Lodge. I say... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Glendale, California
Great day hike , great views and great solitude

We did that as a day hike with a bunch of friends , enjoying the still comfortable temperatures at... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Reiner B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

The South Rim trails can be done as a loop from the parking area at Chisos Mountain Lodge. I say trails, because the rim has southwest/south and southeast segments, one or more of which may be closed during Peregrine Falcon nesting season but the design...More

2  Thank JACoombs
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We did that as a day hike with a bunch of friends , enjoying the still comfortable temperatures at Big Bend in April / May. The hike starts at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center and if you are somebody that hikes rather frequently, the length...More

1  Thank Reiner B
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My daughter and I did this hike as a day trip (we are ages 24 and 58) I expected it to be more strenuous than it was. We elected to go up the steep Pinnacles first and we were glad we did so - we...More

2  Thank LlanoJean
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Excellent trail, well maintained, easy to navigate and very scenic at the South Rim part. We started from the car park beside the visitor center (which was a painfully steep drive up) and took about 6 hours to complete the ~12 mile hike, though you...More

3  Thank ss-hao
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Start early & watch your step at some of the views... steep drop-offs in a couple of parts! Save your energy for a frothy beverage at the Chisos Mountain Lodge after the hike.

3  Thank nativetejana2017
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have hiked the South Rim trail multiple times, in Spring, Summer and Winter. It never ceases to impress. I love the changes of scenery, the spectacular views when you reach the South Rim, the enjoyable relatively level hike around the rim once you've gained...More

2  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This hike is well worth it! We started at the trailhead for Emory Peak and then decided to head on around the South Rim. It has been raining there, so we had to traverse a few streams, but I don't think that is the norm....More

1  Thank Whitstro
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Took this hike very recently. The views are phenomenal and rewarding. Ended up walking about 15 miles that day.

1  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 24 June 2016

While staying in the amazing Chisos Mountains, I hiked the South Rim Loop trail. My goal was to get a butt-kicking workout, enjoy some peace and solitude and experience everything Chisos could offer. I was not disappointed. This hike is a must for the experienced...More

2  Thank Snicker D
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This Hike can be intense at times, but the trek is totally worth it! The hike is gorgeous, and when you get to the top of the Rim, the views are un-comparable! We have done it twice, and would do it again! Bring LOTS of...More

1  Thank Morgandalf
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Response from tishz2017 | Reviewed this property |
So we ended up doing both and found it quite managable. For us the Emory Peak hike was a lot of fun but many people didn't make the final climb to the top due to the rock climbing involved. I would not say it was difficult... More