Big Bend Hoodoos Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redford, Texas that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length1.1 miElevation gain91 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsNo shade
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This trail begins at the parking lot which leads down to two hoodoos. The trail leads down to the Rio Grande at a low point in the river. Following the trail leads back up to a lookoff point with great views of the Rio Grande and the rest of the park. Continuing the trail meets back up at the parking lot.

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Robyn Metcalfe
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Greg and Cathy Kettmann
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Katy Redd
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The hoodoos and access to river are spectacular. We had two kids with us and they loved splashing in the water—we spent an hour or so finding rocks and getting our feet wet. If I were to do this again, I would skip the loop. I’d start at the trailhead, go down to the river past the hoodoos, and double back the way I came. Head up to the overlook before going back to the parking area. The other part of the trail is nothing much to look at.

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Rambling Roos
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Cody Cohutta
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Awesome short hike past the hoodoos, down to the Rio Grande right on the banks of a small junction, thru some river vegetation where I saw a wild cow and her calf, and then up the hill to the overlook with long views both directions of the river.

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Jeralyn Bienvenu
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Fairly easy trail, pretty views of the rio, and the Hoodoos, but not much else except some beautiful cactus and some prickly mesquite.

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Evelyn Peat
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Hiking

The trail up to the overlook is really nice. Poor marking along with a history of people making their own trails through this delicate ecosystem have made following the plotted loop nearly impossible. It is a cool rock formation, what a shame it is so poorly marked. I recommend carefully picking your way to the Rio Grand to cool off a bit in the water in addition to exploring the initial rock formations.

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Eugene Szymanski
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Rio Grande sandbars, scenic views up and down river, and dogs allowed... win-win-win.

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Kyle Whitehurst
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Absolutely beautiful. Poorly marked but worth the stop!

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Alex Liu
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Julie Gavran
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Lisa Casey
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Michael McDonald
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Mary Stillo
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Joy Nelson
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Hiking

Hard to follow trail. But hard to get lost also! Hoodoos. The river. Views. Lovely.

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Michael Yancey
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Not really a trail. But some cool rock formations to scramble around

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Bill Reagan
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Spectacular view of the Rio Grande River.

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Mike Whitney
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Some of the markers were wrong.

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Scott Vanderpoel
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Fantastic scenery - hoodoos and the Rio grande. The trail itself isn't necessarily fun to hike, though

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drew calhoun
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WalkingNo shade

Easy hike, but man was it hot. The river is lovely in this spot and the rock formations along the trail and cliffs on the Mexico side of the river are awesome. Seriously, though... pack a lot of water. Trail was not very well marked because of the conditions underfoot but it’s easy to find your way around.

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Caroline Sweatt-Eldredge
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I recommend this if you are wanting a good wander around BBRSP near the Rio Grande. The views and area are lovely, but the trail is not well marked. It’s okay, though, because you can’t really get lost because of the closeness and visibility of the trailhead.

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Eric Cardenas
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Great trail to start the day (early August-its hit after 12pm)! Not a difficult trail, has cool rock formations and very family friendly (11 and 6 year old).

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Tracey Reeves
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We enjoyed cooling our feet in the river. Trail a bit hard to find if you head to hoodoos first which of course most people do. Recommend staying to left to stay on trail.

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Clayton Westphal
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A very short trail but one of the better options within Big Bend Ranch State Park. You will find a few hoodoos, but if you’ve ever been to Bryce Canyon be prepared to be disappointed. It was neat that you could hike to the Rio Grande and be feet away from Mexico. As short is the trail may be sure to definitely bring water!

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Arnoldo Gomez
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Hiked this trail on the job since 1986. Nice trail. Bring plenty of water. Get out and hike!

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Susan Rudolph
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Simple loop. My favorite part was the hoodoos and proximity to the Rio Grande. There’s a portion on gravel that is challenging to trudge though.

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Rebecca Ugalde
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