Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail

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Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail is a 1 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 144 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

cave

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

no dogs

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

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike but not much shade. Did see bear And mountain lion prints along the way. Be always on a lookout.

10 months 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.

11 months ago

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

hiking
Tue Jul 25 2017

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

hiking
Sun Apr 23 2017

The upper part is more fun than the lower part.

hiking
Mon Apr 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!

Wed Jul 29 2015

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

hiking
Tue Jul 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.

hiking
Tue Jun 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!

hiking
Sat Dec 14 2013

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

walking
Sat Mar 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.

hiking
Fri Mar 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)

Thu Mar 03 2011

We took this in the early afternoon and it was quite hot. Short and not hard. Not much to see because it had been soooo dry. However at the end the Pour-off is spectacular so this short trail is worth it to take.

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