Rio Grande Village Nature Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.0 miles
121 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Alpine, TX: State Route 118 to the west entrance.Alternatively, there are two other paved roads leading into the park.Take U.S. 385 from Marathon, TX to the north entrance; or take Ranch Road 170 from Presidio to Study Butte, and then State Route 118 to the west entrance.There is no public transportation to or from the park. Amtrak serves Alpine, TX, 108 miles to the north. Bus service is available to Alpine and Marathon. The nearest airports are in Midland, TX (230 miles to the northeast), and El Paso, TX (325 miles to the northwest).

1 month ago

Nice trail and easy walk close to the river.

6 months ago

A ranger told my husband this was his favorite trail. Very easy to find. Just drive through the campground to site 18. park on the side of the road. I liked the small wetland you walk through & the hike around the hill was great too. Views of the Rio Grande & Mexico. Great family hike.
This was a popular place at sunset. Everyone camping there walks up the hill for a great view.

10 months ago

Nice trail with great views of the Rio Grande!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

This is a short, cool little trail and a great way to start the Big Bend experience if you are camping at Rio Grande village. You can see and access the Overlook from the campgrounds. The trail winds through strands, then quickly climbs up to the overlook, which gives you a great look at the surrounding area and into Mexico.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

This is a very nice trail, especially if you don't have a lot of time. It starts across from space 18 in the RGV campground, goes thru dense brush of the floodplain, crosses a pond, and the goes to the top of a high mesa. Great views!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The average heat here is around 95' HOT!!!! Always bring gallon of water for yourself, but the hike was pretty good.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pretty easy hike. Great if you're taking the kids along. Beautiful scenery.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

walking distance from campground village del Rio Grande... very nice...easy trail.. Beautiful views... there a hill top, where you can see all around .... including the campground and the rio grande... the the distance you can see the sierra del Carmen mountains, very beautiful.

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