Big Bend Hot Springs Trail

EASY 12 reviews
#13 of 59 trails in

Big Bend Hot Springs Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until March.

1.2 miles 160 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs



wild flowers

no dogs

A short trail to a mineral hot spring.

3 hours ago

Not really a hike, but the hot springs are really fun. Also, if you're looking for the best spot to get in the river in Big Bend, this is it.

17 days ago

Nice easy hike

22 days ago

Nice walk. Rather crowded though.

23 days ago

4 months ago

Visited during spring break, March 2016. Easy walk, cool spot! Really nice to alternate between a cool swim in the river and a relaxing soak in the hot spring. Incredible view of the river and mountains while enjoying the natural hottub.

6 months ago

Not really a hike, but interesting history.

10 months ago

Nice, easy trail tells a story of long ago when things on the boarder were different. Very cool breezes, shaded.

11 months ago

Very easy trail (I did it in sandals) to a hot spring right on the Rio Grande.

1 year ago

Easy fun and relaxing!
The mix of hot and cold water are medicine for your body after several days of hiking at the park

1 year ago

2 years ago

The trail is short and easy, but very hot with little shade in the summer months. Besides the hot spring, there are some older buildings near the entrance that have some history. It may be more crowded, but visiting the area in the Fall or Spring would be much more enjoyable, especially for children. It is much safer to park at the front open lot and walk down to the trailhead, the road is very narrow and it doesn't really take long to get there.

4 years ago

An easy walk from the parking lot to the hot spring along the Rio Grande River. Recommended for fall - spring as this trail can be very hot in the summer months. The road to the parking lot is not recommended for RV's as it is narrow near the end.