The River Road Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#39 of 68 trails in

The River Road Trail is a 50.7 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.

50.7 miles
2,234 feet
Point to Point


nature trips

off road driving




washed out

no dogs

Fifty one miles of gravel road.

off road driving
5 months ago

Great scenery during the drive. Didn't stop at any sites on the way, but did stop for some amazing photos. Would definitely do again if I had more time.

6 months ago

scenery is great but all day travel one side to other is long.
take plenty of water and food.

off road driving
Friday, January 13, 2017

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.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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

off road driving
Friday, April 06, 2012

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.

off road driving
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, May 07, 2016