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scenic driving
9 days ago

Nice drive with lots of places to pull off and explore

hiking
9 days ago

Pretty good pull to the top and then 1.5 miles out the trail which is very much the same kind of terrain. Rock wall scramble isn’t bad at all. Just keep you mind on what you are doing and put one hand and foot in front of another. Views are great but it can get a little crowded up top.

hiking
9 days ago

Very nice easy hike with great views at the end. I used this as a break the next day after Emory Peak and then hit South Rim. Very nice.

Great short hike that leads you to Balanced Rock. There is some climbing to get there, but so worth it. If you are a photographer, this is a great place for sunrise!

Not difficult until the end, where the creek crossings can be difficult due to slippery rocks. Great hike.

hiking
16 days ago

This hike is simply a must if you’re in Big Bend. Pinnacle trail on the way up is a real bruiser with its elevation gain, however the trail up to the peak is moderate. Some folks won’t want to climb up the rocks to summit the peak but it’s really not too bad and very well worth it. If you do, look to the west and enjoy the sun illuminating the north wall of Santa Elena canyon on the park’s western border. Stunning views.

Very beautiful views. Had to cross knee deep water and climb a muddy embankment to get to the trail.

This is an easy trail to a very interesting geological feature.

I was recording but something happened to it. You can do this in one hour if you don’t walk too slow. We did it at sunset and it is amazing. I would love to go back and play on all the rocks. Lots of beautiful rock formations.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike! Just enough water to make the crossings interesting and challenging.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail and beautiful views

Go at dusk. The sunset is majestic. Hiking back in the dark is good fun!

Very good hike. Stream running enough to make getting to end both wet and enjoyable.

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.

Interesting when getting close to the Window, but the first few (and last few) miles can get really hot and feel pretty long.

Short easy trail, beautiful rock formations!

on The Window Trail

2 months ago

It’s was a really fun trail to explore. Beautiful scenery.

Definitely a challenging hike but worth the views at the top! Climb to the very peak if you are brave enough - it’s beautiful! We did this on a rather warm day in September; thankfully it got cooler the further we went up, but the way back we definitely felt the heat. We started at 1030am and we were back around 4 or 430. Total time of actual hiking was about 4 1/2 hours (we are in our 30’s and do CrossFit.. we booked it on the way back..don’t get me wrong though, this was a tough hike!)

A nice, quiet drive, but the low speed limit throughout the park makes this a half to full day venture.

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
2 months ago

Great trail with plenty of shade along the way & not as difficult of a scramble to the peak as anticipated. Did this trail first in the morning then completed Lost Mine trail.

Incredible hike. Great for morning. Make sure to wear good footwear and be aware that you may get wet!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a crazy amazing place. The end.

Seen it wet and dry - very neat formations

Good trail - sat at edge of window - was dry at that time

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

hiking
3 months ago

My awesome 9yo son John said “it was pretty cool”.


This is our first time to Big Bend. The views from the Window Trail were amazing! Had to deal with a little flooding, not a biggie tho. Overall great experience. .

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
3 months ago

Great hike with views from in the basin up towards the walls of the surrounding peaks. Spotted lots of wildlife on this trail including roadrunners, rattlesnake, and a bear. Another hiker said they spotted a golden eagle and I could hear something above but never saw it. Started from the bottom of the campground so that took some mileage off and the change in elevation is spread out over the whole hike so it never seems too tough. GPS has distance at 4.9 miles and took just over 1 hour each way.

hiking
3 months ago

It was awesome! Loved this trail.

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