Terlingua Abaja Trail

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Terlingua Abaja Trail is a 0.8 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.

0.8 miles 111 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

A trip to a deserted farming community Terlingua Abaja provided farm items for local ranchers and miners from 1900 until the 1930's.

1 year ago

This area was a farming community during the early 1900's. The trail is rather vague once you cross the creek. I wasn't sure where the ruins were, so I followed a fairly distinct trail to the creek, where someone had placed rocks in the water to keep dry. I used the crossing, and climbed out of the creek, but could not see any ruins. I then climbed the hill to my south, and on the south side I could see the deserted village. If you hike to this area, go south of the hill before you leave Terlingua creek. There are about 10 ruins in the village.

2 years ago