Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail

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Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.5 miles
708 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

rock climbing





wild flowers



washed out

no dogs

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

14 days ago

Short and easy. The prettiest/coolest parts are the beginning and end. This is a must do if you are going to do the Upper trail. It gives context to how that one ends.

1 month ago

This is an easy trail to a very interesting geological feature.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Short hike following a dry creek bed to the pouroff. Amazing feature. Worth the effort to get there.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The upper part is more fun than the lower part.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Wonderful lesser-know trail in the Western area of Big Bend. The upper part of the trail is about a 4-mile round trip and follows a drainage through several small but scenic canyons. There is a natural arch above the trail which you can scramble into. The trail ends abruptly at a beautiful grotto where you are stopped by a sheer 100-foot drop-off. The trail is relatively flat, though there is a little easy rock scrambling to do. Recommended!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Easy hike with two canyons along the way. Definitely recommend doing this.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After following a trail for a short distance you begin to follow a dry creek bed until you get to the dry waterfall. Along the way we saw tons of lizards and even a few velvet spiders. Once we got to the waterfall my friend and I climbed up into the cave and saw a pretty huge moth.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The hike is short and easy and leads directly to the bottom of an eroded cutout in the canyon. The view is amazing, and there is another hike that runs along to the top of the waterfall. While climbing to the lower cutout area, a huge moth was found sleeping in the darkness. There was also many kinds of insects and lizards all along the trail to observe, including some red spider mites!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I completed this trail the other day. I've always hiked in West Virginia and Kentucky. But I enjoyed hiking here more.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

The picture of the sign is no longer there, as it was in 1994. My brother-in-law climbed up into the cave, which is almost impossible today.

Friday, March 02, 2012

I've done this trail about 10 times over the years. It's about 1/2 mile one way; and follows a creek bed almost the entire distance. You end up at a dry waterfall (over 100' high)

9 days ago

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