Pine Canyon Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
#18 of 60 trails in

Pine Canyon Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail. As others have stated, the distance and elevation on here are a bit off, it's closer to 4 miles & 1000' r/t.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The specs on this were a bit off. The trail header reads 4 miles round trip with 1000' gain.

This was an awesome trail. Starts in the desert and ends in a lush pine area. The road to get to the trailhead is very rough but the waterfall at the end made it so worth it.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is 4.2 total miles out and back with an elevation around 1000 feet. The trail starts easy with a progressive up hill incline. After about 1.5 miles the trail descends a bit into the wash below then climbs rather steep for about 0.4 miles until you reach the rock wall. The hike through the wash and to the wall is totally in trees and brush. This is definitely a moderate hike based on similar ratings in Big Bend. My mileage represents one direction on record.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty and easy hike. Nice views of the mountains from the desert and then shade and a variety of trees as you enter the forest. We could tell bears had been there - we saw lots of scratches on the trees!

walking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Pretty scenery. Easy pace!

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trail starts on a high desert meadow and winds into the canyon. In an instant you're plunged into a tight forest of juniper and pine. Just beautiful!

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nice easy hike into a caldera! The different ecotones are awesome! One may even see a black bear here!

hiking
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fairly easy hike. The elevation change as you go up into the valley provides several habitat changes. Beautiful to see.