Mule Ears - Smoky Creek Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#20 of 61 trails in

Mule Ears - Smoky Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, TX that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.6 miles Out & Back


horseback riding





1 year ago

Enjoyable hike, to see the ears up close. Like just about every hike in Big Bend, great views and great desert energy.

4 years ago

Mule Ears Spring is right at 2 miles down the trail. Beyond this, the trail leads to some scenic camping spots and eventually connects with the Smoky Creek trail. This is listed as a moderate hike, but it does not contain any technical climbs. A must do for first time Big Benders!

5 years ago