Grapevine Hills Trail

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Grapevine Hills Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marathon, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

This scenic trail covers 2.2 miles round trip and ends at a spectacular balanced rock formation. Grapevine Hills Trail is an easy hike up a sandy wash surrounded by massive boulders. After 1 mile the trail ascends to a low saddle at the end of the drainage. Follow the signs to locate the giant "window" of boulders. This is one of the most picturesque spots in all of Big Bend NP. Kids love this trail! The trailhead is located 7 miles down the Grapevine Hills Primitive Road. Ask a ranger about current road conditions.

2 days ago

14 days ago

If your looking for a nice and easy, yet beautiful hike, then this may be the hike for you! Start off with a nice easy flat terrain and then the last quarter mile climb up a great laid out steady path up to the rocks.
About half of the way into the hike look to the right for a rock with pictographs and slightly to the left about 25ft from that what looks like to be a dugout rock with signs of fire usage, pretty cool and unexpected.
This was the starter hike of the day for us at 7am right before the sun was completely up and we’re rewarded by an amazing view of the sunrise looking over the park. A+

14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Easy going entry level trail for most. Nice reward/scenery towards the end of the trail, about .5 in and back out trail for right around a 1 mile round trip.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice little trail with solid views and interesting rock formations. Last quarter mile might pose a small challenge for the average individual.

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26 days ago

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3 months ago

Sun went down while we were here. Was spooky great.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike to add in as a second hike of the day. Starting relatively flat, you will wind across, and sometime follow, a dry creekbed. Prepare for sandy spots that feel like you are walking on a beach. Some scrambling at the end will lead you up to the balanced rock for some fun pics.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Short hike, pretty easy with a little bit of elevation at the end. I think this trail is a must-have for everyone visiting Big Bend - Balanced Rock is really neat!

5 months ago

6 months ago

Perfect trail for a non-intense or warmup hike. Can make for a nice picnic location.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a quick and fun hike with a little scrambling near the top. Good views

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7 months ago

Super fast and fun. The climbing at the end is terrific!