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Nice hike with good shade on a hot day. Perfect afternoon outing after hiking Windows in the am.

hiking
19 days ago

Fun trail and beautiful views

Tons of fun and amazing views! I had to wade through the river at the very beginning to get to the incline, and then the canyon itself was so beautiful.

Short easy trail, beautiful rock formations!

Nice trail and easy walk close to the river.

Didn't get to complete the trail due to high level of water, but the canyon was pretty. It was also pretty hot even when going early in the morning.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a crazy amazing place. The end.

We weren’t able to go. The road is currently closed

Great way to unwind after a full day of hiking. Didn't really see the loop and just took it as an out and back trail to the hot spring. Some historical buildings along the way and pictographs as well. The trail we took to the hot spring was very muddy most of the way due to recent rain so consider than with your footwear. The unpaved road to get there is narrow and very bumpy at times. Not sure if a sedan would cut it but maybe if youre careful with the potholes. Nobody was there at 6pm when we arrived on labor day so that was perfect for relaxing.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike to get you warmed up and ready for some of the longer trails available. Nice views of the surrounding peaks and window. A little more difficult than I had expected. I would say somewhere between easy and moderate. GPS has distance at 2.6 miles and took a little under 1 hour to complete.

walking
2 months ago

Quick walk that gives you a taste of what the longer hikes have to offer. Nice views of the window but better ones can be had if you opt for a more difficult hike or possibly the patio of the restaurant.

Easy hike. Great views of 1500 ft cliffs.

Not really a hike, but a great view!

Easy trail. Fun and short!

Not so much a hiking trail, more of a siteseeing stop, but worth the stop and short walk. Couple ruins you can go in at the beginning and one closed off part way down the trail. Visited in June so stopped here in the middle of the day when needing a break from longer hikes. Good photo ops.

We did this trail in early March with my 3 little kids and it was easy and a lot of fun! Perfect for families!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful sights and fun hike- especially towards the end!

A must see when visiting The Big Bend !!

Very easy and nice trail. Ends right at a little beach and you can walk out into the river. I highly recommend it

hiking
5 months ago

I read this was easy and very close to the lodge where we were staying. We decided to take the hike while waiting for check in time. I personally found this trail more difficult than the Lost Mine trail. It's rated Easy on All Trails but Moderate by the park staff. I agree with the park staff. It's an interesting trail with great views and lots of elevation change. Worth the effort just more difficult than I expected. At 58 years old difficulty level is an important factor.

Nice hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Relatively easy hike, coming up to the canyon is pretty awe inspiring to see the huge looming walls. The hike into the canyon is pretty cool but its along a well established path on the side. You don't have to wade through any water unless you want to at the very end of the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Starts with a six mile drive down a dirt road to get to the trail head. The road is an improved road, which means no 4x4 is necessary but can be bumpy due to the washboards. The hike itself is easy for the first 3/4 of a mile, but the last bit requires a little bit of a climb. There are markers that guide you once you get into the rocks and the foot traffic is evident enough that you can see where to go. The 360 view at the top is pretty cool and the balancing rock is cool to see. Although, I thought the rock was gonna be bigger than it actually was. Overall, a fun easy hike if you are in a time crunch like we were.

Initial portion of the hike is highly inclined. Be careful not attempt to much parkour in risk of tiring yourself out. Echos in the Canyon are superb, try sneezing!!

Easy hike, only a little climb towards the end to get to the balanced rock, but nothing difficult!

Lots of fun! Steeper than I thought but easy to do with stairs. The end is very rewarding as you get to go in the river.

hiking
6 months ago

Completely useless trail. There is NO view of the Rio Grande. The view is only ok. Put it last on your list.

hiking
6 months ago

Perfect hike for families with small children. Shady & short. Lots of birds.

Not a technically difficult hike, but easy is a relative term. There is an incline. It's paved concrete with some steps. Nice overlook at the top.

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