Ernst Tinaja Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, TX that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
1.4 miles roundtrip. A short walk up a sandy wash leads to a canyon of highly-convoluted rock layers. A short walk up a sandy wash leads to a canyon of highly-convoluted rock layers. The large natural tinaja holds water all year long. Be careful near the tinaja's edge. Over the years deer, javelina, and even mountain lions have been found drowned in this tinaja. The trailhead is located off the Old Ore Road, 5 miles from the southern end near Rio Grande Village. High clearance vehicles are necessary to reach this enjoyable trail. A primitive campsite is located near the trailhead.