Hot Springs Canyon Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Hot Springs Canyon Trail is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

no shade

no dogs

This is a great trail, going along the Rio grande river into the Hot Springs Historic District. The trail has great views and vegetation, some historic sites (Native American carvings!) near the end at hot springs.

1 month ago

Take lots of water. Full sun exposure almost all the way and back. Views of aoudad sheep and rattle snakes. Hot springs at end of the trail. Great hike!

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4 months ago

We made the hike mid-day in 110 degree weather, it is advised you make the hike early in the morning for you summer hikers. Trail ends at the Rio Grande Hot Springs (great muscle relaxer). Be sure to take a dip in the Rio Grande!

5 months ago

awesome trail to hike... bring lots of water, it gets hot

6 months ago

Starts at the hot springs and leads to rio grand “village” which is actually just a picnic area. Can also be done in reverse but we wanted to finish and take a dip in the hot spring which was a treat. Be sure to bring a lot of water! There is no shade on this trail whatsoever. Great views of the river and canyon and across the river to Mexico!

7 months ago

We stopped short of The Hot Springs to enjoy the Rio Grande on our own. Even in February it was warm. As with all trails in this region you need plenty of water. Take a day pack with river shoes and a swim suit.

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9 months ago

Pack twice as much water as you think you'll need and reapply sunscreen every 45 minutes to an hour.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great views of the Rio Grande. Moderate skill required.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Friday, March 03, 2017

There are some amazing views of the Rio Grande!

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Nice views of the Rio Grande, and the hot spring felt great on this cool winter day.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Started from Daniels Ranch...great initial climb up limestone cliff. Switchbacks make it manageable. Tremendous views of the Chisos and the desert floor. Zero shade, but it was only in the low 80's...so manageable. Didn't get to the Hot Springs but will definitely finish the complete hike on my next trip to Big Bend

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Great trail and probably one of the most go-to trails at BB. There are some historical buildings with info that you can see (when the hot springs was a therapeutic clinic). The hot springs come up from the Rio Grande and you can see Mexico on the other side of the river and sometimes some Mexicans fishing. Many just stop at the springs, but if you keep going there is an awesome trail that winds up a cliff that overlooks the springs. There are remnants of houses made from the slate rocks that are all over the place up there where supposedly the man that lived on the property lived originally. The story goes that he rigged up a bucket that drew hot water from the springs whenever he wanted. Over all, great history, great views, and warm springs.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Definitely bring water on this one. We did this one midday in 100+ degrees. It was awesome seeing the palm tree picnic area. As well as the historic buildings that are still there. The hot springs felt nice but would be so much better during cooler temperatures.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Carry plenty of water! I cannot stress that enough. We had to turn back after almost 2 hours due to running out of water. There is zero shade so it's best to start this hike just before sunrise. We happen to take a rest stop in the shade of some boulders after 2 hours. I wouldn't dare start this trail in the evening and get caught in the darkness. No cell phone service in this area so help is too far away. Make sure you let someone know where you are going.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

A great trail with many nature photo opportunities. This is a very hot trail carry plenty of water for the return trip. There is no potable water at the Hot Springs. When I hiked this trail it was 90 degrees in the middle of March. You go over the mountain and along the canyons. A very nice hike.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

you have to drive about 15 mins, one way narrow path (5-10mph) to get to this hidden hot spot... they have different trails.. the hot spring and yes they are hot like a Jacuzzi..I couldn't believe it. it's a nice hidden spot..with near by river..with Palm trees in the middle of the desert.

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4 months ago

recorded great views of river

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