Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

1.7 miles
82 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

Monday, November 27, 2017

If your someone who loves traveling off the beaten path and exploring places few ever dare see then this hike is for you!
I’ve done this hike two times over the past five years and is one of my favorites.
Start on the road looking at the canyon and travel up along the creek until beginning of canyon for best path. Once in, the path is up to you. Bound over boulders or go through the under brush, your call.
The high cliffs and boulders make you feel like your going through the land before time and at the end of the hike you feel like your looking at a small version of the Great Rift Valley.
At the end of the canyon I would highly recommend hiking up along the right side of the canyon for spectacular views of the canyon and surroundings and going back that way instead of back through the canyon.
Again if your in the area or at Stillwell Ranch and love hiking would highly recommend it! A++

scenic driving
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Black Gap WMA is a 100,000 acre area operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife. FM 2627 breaks off of US 385 and goes all the way down to a closed bridge on the Rio Grande River. La Linda, Mexico is visible from the end of the road. A mine operated there, and ore was trucked across that bridge in years past. Several parking areas are provided along FM 2627 a few miles from the Rio Grande which are nice for wildlife viewing late in the evening. The Stillwell Store and RV Park is about 4 miles east of US 385 and next to Black Gap WMA.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Black Gap WMA is over 100,000 acres just east of Big Bend National Park. The Texas Parks & Wildlife manages the area, and usually has public drawings for hunting deer and javalina. Quail hunting is on a first come basis. Hunting is by assignment compartment.

I have been drawn to hunt deer several times. In the late 1950's, I have been drawn most every year I applied. Recently, as more people learned of it, it has become pretty hard to get drawn.

Two of my grandsons have been drawn for youth javalina hunts.

Monday, November 27, 2017