Rio Grande Overlook is a 0.2 mile out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.2 miles Elevation Gain: 0 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly




no dogs

A short walk to a scenic overlook

Thu May 02 2019

Takes just a couple of minutes and features terrific Mountain View’s. You can’t see the river but you can see the agricultural basin at the river crossing

Sat Sep 01 2018

Not really a hike, but a great view!

Wed May 09 2018

Completely useless trail. There is NO view of the Rio Grande. The view is only ok. Put it last on your list.

Sun Mar 18 2018

Not really a hike. Just a walk to a sign where you can’t really even see the river. The landscape is beautiful but was hoping to see the river.

Wed Aug 31 2016

Not a hike here, just a short walk to a lookout, given the park as a whole, nothing spectacular to see from this lookout.

Wed Nov 12 2014

Not really a trail; but a short walk. The location is on the Rio Grande Village road, just past the tunnel, turn right to a parking area. You can walk up a rocky path to the overlook, and see Rio Grande Village, and the surrounding flood plain.

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Fri Feb 23 2018

Mon Aug 07 2017