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Basin Loop Trail

EASY 65 reviews
#18 of 72 trails in

Basin Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 465 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
7 days ago

We added a section of Pinnacles Trail and were rewarded with amazing views and a pretty little meadow.

hiking
12 days ago

Winter hike with 4 year old and 1 year old. Great hike and perfect distance.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike near the visitor center. Good filler hike. We did after we finished the Window Trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views. Relatively cool!

hiking
10 months ago

Always a good warm-up trail. Elevation changes not bad and the views of the Basin area are great.

11 months ago

Perfect trail to start your adventure in Big Bend.

hiking
Sun Jan 20 2019

very easy hike but very beautiful

hiking
Mon Nov 12 2018

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

hiking
Fri Sep 07 2018

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.

Sat Sep 01 2018

Easy trail. Fun and short!

hiking
Sat Jun 02 2018

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.

Sat Jun 02 2018

Nice hike.

hiking
Sat Apr 28 2018

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
Fri Apr 20 2018

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

hiking
Tue Jan 02 2018

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.

Sun Dec 31 2017

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.

Mon Dec 04 2017

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

hiking
Sat Sep 02 2017

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

Fri Jun 24 2016

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

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