The River Road Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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The River Road Trail is a 50.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and off road driving and is best used from October until March.

50.8 miles 2759 feet Point to Point


nature trips

off road driving




washed out

Fifty one miles of gravel road.

off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

It took 6 hours to complete this trail from the moment we entered the park to the moment we left. It was a nice easy off road drive. It was fun to see how desolate that part of the park is and how much open space there is.

The trail was very easy in a stock JK Wrangler. There was no need for four wheel drive, definitely need high clearance, though. The Black Gap Road is another story though. Very fun alternate route once you get about half way through River Road. It could be pretty difficult and scary for the inexperienced. I needed to use four wheel low once or twice to make it over some steep inclines and boulders.

10 months ago

Drove the whole road took 4hrs. 4wheel drive is a must! Beautiful color contrasts well worth the time.

11 months ago

2 years ago

Spent a week here, very hot! But worth every moment, the hicks can get intense. Beautiful landscapes all around.

off road driving
5 years ago

Drove the entire length from east to west. Be prepared for an all day trip! The road is not graded very often. When I traveled it, the washes were pretty rough.