Basin Loop Trail

EASY 21 reviews
#26 of 67 trails in

Basin Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

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no dogs

hiking
15 days 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.

21 days ago

Easy trail. Fun and short!

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3 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.

3 months ago

Nice hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike if you are short on time or don't feel like doing one of the longer mountain hikes. Offers some alternate views of the Window and is a good place to encounter wildlife along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy stroll with some inclines and declines to warm up for the rest of the Big Bend trails

hiking
8 months ago

Great views of the “window”. Saw a few Mexican jays and many different species of plants and cacti. Make sure to bring plenty of water as this is a high altitude trail.

8 months ago

433ft of elevation change. 7mo pregnant wife and 4 year old made the trail. Great views and better vantage point for window. Several other trails use part of this trail or start near by.

9 months ago

Short trail with several scenic vistas. Lots of wildlife if you stop, stay quiet and allow them to begin moving around.

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

Trailhead was right next to our Roosevelt Stone Cottage. Awesome.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Nice views and easy hike for a fun morning out in the park.

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