Sam Nail Ranch Trail

EASY 5 reviews
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Sam Nail Ranch Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 39 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

A Big Bend Ranching example from the early 1900's

7 months ago

Nice historic site! Working windmill and pecans

1 year ago

Great glimpse of the past here. Found pecans from the non-native trees planted by the Nails - tasty.

2 years ago

Historic site with a windmill and pump still in operation. It includes some old remnants of an adobe house and a few shaded areas. A great place to take youngsters.

3 years ago

A good example of life in the Big Bend back in the 1920's Sam Nail built his home with little outside help. The trail is only about 1/4 mile, and is very easy.

5 years ago