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Juniper Canyon Trail is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 12.5 mi Elevation gain 3,730 ft Route type Out & Back
Backpacking Fishing Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No dogs
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Taylor Barnette
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Hiking

Wonderful trail with spectacular views. Bring plenty of water and calories. I brought 2 gallons and around 1500 calories, used about 1.5 gallons and 1000 calories. Start early. The trail gives you a bit of everything, from desert to mountain, as others have noted. It's a bit of a drive out to the trailhead, too. I went as far as Robbers Roost campsite, which is a few miles down the road, in my Subaru Outback. I mountainbiked the rest of the way the next morning because the rangers said the road might require higher clearance and 4 wheel drive after RR campsite. However, I easily could've gotten to the trailhead with attentive driving though (mountainbiking it was fun tho). Just make sure you got at least 8 inches of clearance and GOOD tires. Enjoy!

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Doug Neidholdt
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Backpacking

Rugged trail with huge elevation gain when hiking out and back. Gorgeous views overlooking the valley from the peaks.

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Breck Tuttle
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Backpacking
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Well maintained trail that covers everything from low desert to high mountain with lots of trees.

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David Wimsatt
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Michael deMello
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Sean Trimby
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Damiem Chamness
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Troy Hall
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Richard Ficker
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