The Window Trail

MODERATE 101 reviews
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The Window Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Terlingua, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

no dogs

The Window Trail begins near the Chisos Basin lodge, descending 800 feet over about two miles through rolling hills and vertical rock walls to a narrow pouroff, which overlooks the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert. The trail is usually dry, but the pouroff area is very dangerous during flash-floods.

53 minutes ago

The window is amazing. You are high up in the mountains walking down this interesting trail and you see the canyon walls narrowing around you. The opening in those canyon walls is THE WINDOW. The window opens to a huge drop maybe a thousand feet or more and an vista of the ‘floor’ of the park which appears to go on. And in forever. Amazing site.

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11 days ago

Great trail. One water crossing near the end due to recent rains. About 1/2 of the people got a leg wet and it was worth it. Lots of bear and coyote skat on the trail Ate lunch at the window. 1st mike is steep going down. This can be avoided by starting at the campground instead of the visitors center.

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14 days ago

Very easy hike but my wife and I couldn't get close enough to the end of the trail because it had rained the day before and off and on while we were on the trail which made it very slippy, we didn't want to chance of getting hurt. But we'll be back in March to try it once more.

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26 days ago

Relatively easy hike, not too long. I still managed to trip on some uneven stairs! Great views of the desert below at the end.

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