Big Bend Hot Springs Trail

EASY 38 reviews
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Big Bend Hot Springs Trail is a 1.1 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

A short trail to a mineral hot spring.

2 months ago

We did this trail in early March with my 3 little kids and it was easy and a lot of fun! Perfect for families!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail. There's some historical buildings & some pictographs up on the side of a cliff. The hot spring is ...well not my cuppa. It had about 8 guys drinking beer in it. Just......no. Enjoyed the trail. It's good for families with small children. Just don't let them near that cesspool - oops - hot spring!
The drive there is nerve racking. The road is gravel & halfway there splits. You're driving on a narrow gravel one way road through a ravine until it comes together again. The parking lot is generous, but was full when we went on a late Sun afternoon in April.

walking
5 months ago

Enjoyable enough..a little too crowded for my taste, but worth enjoying the hot spring :)

hiking
5 months ago

interesting place to see..

6 months ago

Great spot to sit and soak in the Rio Grande. Cool history. Pretty sunsets.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail with great views overlooking Rio Grande River and Mexico. Must try the Hot Springs Pool as it was only about 1/4 mile from parking lot. Drive to parking lot was awesome only if you have less than a dually truck. Dually and RV WILL NOT fit. Was not prepared and came back the next day to swim. Hot all year! Must see!

8 months ago

Short trail with interesting history, well worth it! It can get crowded but the ambiance of this place is amazing

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Very short, easy hike. Historic buildings were cool to see. Hot Springs were extremely flooded and unusable.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nice easy hike

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Nice walk. Rather crowded though.

hiking
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Not really a hike, but interesting history.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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

walking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

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

walking
Thursday, June 26, 2014

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.

hiking
Monday, April 15, 2013

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.

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