Ernst Tinaja Trail

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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.

1.9 miles 145 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

7 months ago

Wonderful rock formations. Very cool hike.

10 months ago

2 years ago

Love this!

walking
4 years ago

Neat place! The Old Ore Road can be rough at times.

hiking
6 years ago

My favorite hike in Big Bend outside of the Chisos.