Terlingua Abaja Trail

EASY 2 reviews
#57 of 65 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015