Hot Springs Canyon Trail is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
This is a great trail, going along the Rio grande river into the Hot Springs Historic District. The trail has great views and vegetation, some historic sites (Native American carvings!) near the end at hot springs.
Nice views of the Rio Grande, and the hot spring felt great on this cool winter day.
Started from Daniels Ranch...great initial climb up limestone cliff. Switchbacks make it manageable. Tremendous views of the Chisos and the desert floor. Zero shade, but it was only in the low 80's...so manageable. Didn't get to the Hot Springs but will definitely finish the complete hike on my next trip to Big Bend
Great trail and probably one of the most go-to trails at BB. There are some historical buildings with info that you can see (when the hot springs was a therapeutic clinic). The hot springs come up from the Rio Grande and you can see Mexico on the other side of the river and sometimes some Mexicans fishing. Many just stop at the springs, but if you keep going there is an awesome trail that winds up a cliff that overlooks the springs. There are remnants of houses made from the slate rocks that are all over the place up there where supposedly the man that lived on the property lived originally. The story goes that he rigged up a bucket that drew hot water from the springs whenever he wanted. Over all, great history, great views, and warm springs.
Definitely bring water on this one. We did this one midday in 100+ degrees. It was awesome seeing the palm tree picnic area. As well as the historic buildings that are still there. The hot springs felt nice but would be so much better during cooler temperatures.
Carry plenty of water! I cannot stress that enough. We had to turn back after almost 2 hours due to running out of water. There is zero shade so it's best to start this hike just before sunrise. We happen to take a rest stop in the shade of some boulders after 2 hours. I wouldn't dare start this trail in the evening and get caught in the darkness. No cell phone service in this area so help is too far away. Make sure you let someone know where you are going.
A great trail with many nature photo opportunities. This is a very hot trail carry plenty of water for the return trip. There is no potable water at the Hot Springs. When I hiked this trail it was 90 degrees in the middle of March. You go over the mountain and along the canyons. A very nice hike.
you have to drive about 15 mins, one way narrow path (5-10mph) to get to this hidden hot spot... they have different trails.. the hot spring and yes they are hot like a Jacuzzi..I couldn't believe it. it's a nice hidden spot..with near by river..with Palm trees in the middle of the desert.