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An all-day affair; plan accordingly

Really enjoyed the diversity on this hike, which stitches together the Pinnacles, Boot Canyon, and... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
Bushnell, Florida

great drive.... take your time lots of great views... amazing photo opportunities well worth it... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2016
Steve M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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This trail gives a great hike with amazing views.
Big Bend National Park, TX
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Really enjoyed the diversity on this hike, which stitches together the Pinnacles, Boot Canyon, and Laguna Meadows trails. (Add Emory Peak for an additional 3-mile up-and-down-again spur.) Total distance 12+ miles. We started with the Pinnacles so as to get the steepest part out of...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is NOT a strenuous hike, just a LONG one. The viewpoints are incredible, but when we went, the vegetation was all dry. So the scenery wasnt all that awe-inspiring. That said, the hike isnt bad for people with knee issues since the elevation gain...More

2  Thank Archana N
Reviewed 31 January 2016

great drive.... take your time lots of great views... amazing photo opportunities well worth it when you are in big bend NP

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Long difficult climb and well worth it. Rewarded with spectacular views of 2000' drop-offs. Must be physically fit!

3  Thank peter & mary s
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this hike! The trails are clear and easy to navigate. They have plenty of switch backs to make it easy. Most all hikers can make this journey.

1  Thank KnD6813
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Fantastic long hike. Go visit the rangers in the information center before heading up to make sure all the trails are open. (North rim sometimes is closed due to nesting) The view at the head of the South Rim is the best in Big Bend....More

2  Thank christophgeorge
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This was my favorite trail - a real highlight of the mountains. We went up and down via the Laguna Meadow trail, and then walked the loop of South Rim Trail, Boot Canyon Trail and Colman Trail. It was a very varied walk, some forest,...More

4  Thank NicLondon1
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is a long (we measured about 13 miles) hike through scenery that's like most of the other hikes you will do in Big Bend. There is a bit of a climb to get up and out of Chisos Basin, and the walk through Boot...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Very memorable hike with never ending views on the rim for at least 15 minutes. Worth the 4-5 miles to get there. Hike would be a real bear in hot weather.

1  Thank mclpcm
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Granted, I am used to walking many miles a day so the 13.5 round trip hike to the South Rim via Pinnacles and back down via Lagunas was not too much of a stretch for me. When I did the hike, the weather was in...More

15  Thank Liz M
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Trish E
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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