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Best historic site trails in Big Bend National Park

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Explore the most popular historic site trails in Big Bend National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of historic site trails in Big Bend National Park
Park information
Acreage:
801,163 acres
Contact
432-477-2251
Top trails (11)
#1 - Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 30.9 mi
A standard paved National Park Service road with great scenic views of rocky vistas and pretty desert wildflowers.Show more
#2 - Sam Nail Ranch Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
A Big Bend Ranching example from the early 1900's. It is an easy, well-maintained trail leads through the old homestead of Jim and Sam Nail and Sam's wife, Nena. There are interesting historic remnants here, including part of the adobe walls of the house and two windmills, one which is still in operation. This is a beautiful desert oasis and a great spot for birding and wildlife viewing.Show more
#3 - Homer Wilson Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
A short path to a 1930's ranch house.Show more
#4 - Blue Creek, Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon and Dodson Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 31.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
OML is a 30-mile loop that connects the Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon, Dodson, Blue Creek, and Laguna Meadows trails. Do yourself a favor and add in the Emory Peak and South Rim trails.Show more
#5 - Dorgan Sublett Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 22 m
A hike to several early homes where the families farmed the floodplain in the early 1900's. Show more
#6 - Dodson Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
#7 - Old Maverick OHV Route
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 12.6 mi
An improved gravel road in the Big Bend National Park. The north end starts just inside the west entrance of the Park, and ends at Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande River.Show more
#8 - River Road OHV Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 78.2 mi
#9 - Fossil Bone Exhibit Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
Very interesting semi-outdoor geology and paleontology exhibit. The trail continues to a small overlook that is worth a quick peek. Please respect the areas that are closed for restoration.Show more
#10 - Strawhouse Trail
Big Bend National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
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