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I expected some nice river views and rock formations with the trail named Limestone ledge. River view OK but nothing else.

i thought this was a beautiful easy hike. unfortunately i thought it ended at the barrier that says Trail ends here. found out on my way back that you're supposed to keep going past that to get to the lighthouse. i still enjoyed the beauty but wish it was posted better. beautiful sunny day in Januray, 60 degrees, perfect

An incredible hike! Hiked to the top on 1/15 and it was perfect visibility (we got lucky). All ice and snow had melted and it was even comfortable at the summit. With the government shut down, we parked right outside of the gate, and easily hiked the extra .9 miles in. Round trip it was 6 hours, even with a solid 30 minutes at the top. Definitely worth whatever drive you need to make to get here!

Amazing views, the juice is definitely worth the squeeze! This was a game changer for me, my brothers and I completed it in 7 hours

Such an exhilarating hike. Although government shut down is still in place we were able to access the park. We parked at the parking lot up the road from the national park HQ pinnery parking lot I believe. Its only an extra .9 miles to the trail head. Totally breath taking. Like others have said the first 1.5 miles are really tough and steep, but after that the inclines of the switch backs are quite moderate nothing too bad at all. A lot of false peaks. Winds were not too bad but there is still a bit of snow at the top. Nothing serious just take your time, and watch your feet. Completed 1/10/19 5hrs 15mins from the parking lot.

We went today and it was a very nice walk. We will be going back.

Simple walk around the cave entry, nothing special

Nice trail with Texas back country terrain. Nice.

Waterfalls were underwhelming. Short rocky trail.

Disappointed, mostly a gravel road. Did have an old stone cabin ruin, about 1 mile was a real trail.

Fun combination of three trails at the park. Some unique views for southern Texas. Park staff was very accomodating.

Excellent opportunity to view a swamp up close. Brief but fun experience.

paved city park trail, with restrooms, playground, dogpark, horseshoe pits and more. the trail is a nice walking, exercising path. Nice park.

hiking
10 days ago

Very easy trail, scenic, some wet spots, lots of off trails.
Moderate foot traffic on weeekend.

Great paved main road through many of the western Big Bend areas. Multiple opportunities to get out and hike great short and longer trails depending on your level of comfort. All signs are well marked and descriptions are good. Unfortunately the road was closed at the Cottonwood area due to government shutdown but we still spent close to six hours exploring.

beautiful views!!! lots of variety in scenery.

Incredible views. Only moderate elevation gain. Changing scenery constantly. Recommend highly.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail for an urban park. Nice scenery, elevation change.

hiking
11 days ago

Short simple walk. Do when doing the Cave and Springs trail.

The trail is very kid friendly. Nice little wet weather waterfall. I would hike counterclockwise.

Nice walk through the cedars. Very flat and easy. Best hiked counterclockwise.

Scenic drive that leads to numerous recreational opportunities. It’s a destination area.

Hike clockwise. Nice view of lake, waterfalls, nice rock formations.
Best short hike in park.

Many nice rock formations, waterfalls, well laid out.

The best hike in all of Texas. Walking through Boot Canyon feels like descending into a prehistoric world. Amazing views. I go every year and love it even more each time, even this year when it was freezing cold and everything was covered in fog. I usually see deer going up too.

I'd recommend going up Pinnacles (shorter and steeper) and going down Laguna Meadow. I'd also recommend checking out the Northeast Rim, and making sure to leave early.

Falls were nice, very heavy traffic.

hiking
12 days ago

disappointed. except for 1 mile the trail is a gravel road. It did have the remains of a homesteader cabin and a couple springs.

Great, tough hike! I would also recommend microspikes as the snow/ice is now hard packed in areas. Probably for about a mile. I did it in trailrunners and managed, but luckily I had trekking poles. Take it slow, and you’ll be fine. Cheers.

Amazing hike, I did it counter clockwise as a overnight backpacking trip. Counter-clockwise seemed a bit easier. The views on the South Rim were amazing. I added a few extra miles by hiking out to camp at NW 4 for the night--there were at least 4 pads for tents down there and lots of little trails to several AMAZING viewpoints for sunrise and sunset. I did see bear scat fairly close to the tent areas, so be sure to be bear-aware and store any food/scented items in the bear boxes!
I would rank this as Moderate for me personally, but I'm in fairly good shape (and am comparing this to backpacking on the Colorado Trail which I would rate as Strenuous). I carried in all the water I needed, but I did come across water on Day 2 of my hike.
I wrote a blog post about this trip if you'd like to get a little more detail: www.backpacktheplanet.com/blog/big-bend-solo-backpacking

Woke up at 4 and hiked to see the sunrise. Stunning photos. Lovely experience.

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