Sam Nail Ranch Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Sam Nail Ranch Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

A Big Bend Ranching example from the early 1900's

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great family hike.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Nice historic site! Working windmill and pecans

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Great glimpse of the past here. Found pecans from the non-native trees planted by the Nails - tasty.

hiking
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Historic site with a windmill and pump still in operation. It includes some old remnants of an adobe house and a few shaded areas. A great place to take youngsters.

hiking
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A good example of life in the Big Bend back in the 1920's Sam Nail built his home with little outside help. The trail is only about 1/4 mile, and is very easy.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2011