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