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Hiking trails + local guides

Texas’ Big Bend region offers many amazing hikes! In addition to Big Bend National Park, there is also Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is worthwhile to explore both parks equally because they are unique in their own way. A variety of desert sports companies are also available to ensure you have the most memorable experience possible! We hope you get to enjoy a few of these Big Bend hikes during your stay. 

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – TOP 10 HIKES

  1. Santa Elena Canyon – Length: 1.4 mi – 34 minutes (easy)
  2. Balanced Rock via Grapevine Hills Trail – Length: 2 mi – 50 minutes (easy)
  3. Lost Mine Trail – Length: 4.8 mi – 2.5 hours (moderate)
  4. The Window Trail – Length: 5.2 mi – 2.5 hours (moderate)
  5. Emory Peak Trail – Length: 10.4 mi – 5.5 hours (hard)
  6. Hot Springs Trail – Length: 1.2 mi – 30 minutes (easy)
  7. Boquillas Canyon Trail – Length: 1.2 mi – 34 minutes (easy)
  8. Mesa De Anguila Trail – Length: 12.9 mi – 5.5 hours (moderate)
  9. Cattail Falls – Length: 5.7 mi – 2.5 hours (moderate)
  10. South Rim Trail Loop – Length: 12.5 mi – 6.5 hours (hard)

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – TOP 10 HIKES

  1. Closed Canyon Trail – Length: 1.4 mi – 31 minutes (moderate)
  2. Hoodoos Trail – Length: 1.2 mi – 27 minutes (easy)
  3. Cinco Tinajas Loop – Length: 1.3 mi – 32 minutes (easy)
  4. Lajitas Mesa – Length: 8.1 mi – 4 hours (moderate)
  5. Ojito Adentro Trail – Length: 1.4 mi – 29 minutes (easy)
  6. Contrabando Trail System to Water Hole- Length: 10 mi – 3.5 hours (moderate)
  7. Rancherias Canyon – Length: 11 mi – 4 hours (moderate)
  8. Puerta Chilicote Loop – Length: 5.4 mi – 2 hours (moderate)
  9. Madrid House via Los Hermanos Trailhead – Length: 9 mi – 4 hours (moderate)
  10. Fresno Cascades Loop – Length: 5.6 mi – 2.5 hours (moderate)

LOCAL AREA GUIDES