Sam Nail Ranch Trail

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Sam Nail Ranch Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Terlinguo, 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
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

historic site

no dogs

A Big Bend Ranching example from the early 1900's. It is an easy, well-maintained trail leads through the old homestead of Jim and Sam Nail and Sam's wife, Nena. There are interesting historic remnants here, including part of the adobe walls of the house and two windmills, one which is still in operation. This is a beautiful desert oasis and a great spot for birding and wildlife viewing.

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect hike for families with small children. Shady & short. Lots of birds.

hiking
8 months ago

Trails kind of tight. Nice small hike into an oasis where an old home and farm stood. Great teaching point for my 4 year old. Shaded hike if hot out. Nice quick stop along your drive.

hiking
8 months ago

Minor hike. Doable my most any. Shows a snapshot of pioneer life.

walking
8 months ago

Short easy hike to a couple old wells and the remains of an old Adobe house

hiking
Friday, March 17, 2017

Great family hike.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Nice historic site! Working windmill and pecans

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.

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