The Window Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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The Window Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Terlinguo, 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
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

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.

hiking
2 days ago

One of the best hikes in Big Bend , entered thru the campground , lots of wildflowers and birds along the way , the window area can be slippery but well worth the view..

6 days ago

6 days ago

while my wife and I loved it she mentioned it needs more resting areas. Great view although it's slippery at the end so watch out the fall would suck

hiking
13 days ago

16 days ago

Hiked it in March. Easy hike. Pretty view at window.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike to end the stay at Big Bend. Not at all challenging and ok views.

hiking
1 month ago

Evening hike, make sure to bring headlamp!!

hiking
1 month ago

We started this trail a little later in the day and wish we would have started earlier. The hike down was easy and the view at the end was amazing although I have a little fear of heights so I enjoyed the window from further in the canyon. We had our 10 year old with us and the heat with little shade along with the uphill climb on the way back was a little strenuous. A young black bear crossed the path very close to us about a mile before the end of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful Hike

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1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

There are three different access points for the trail, depending on where you enter the trail is what your overall distance will be as it is an out and back trail. We accessed the trail from the Chisos Basin campground and hiked approximately four miles in under two hours. The hike is mostly downhill on dry, rocky terrain. As you near the end of the trail there are areas of stone which can be slippery, especially if wet. The view is phenomenal, but challenging to photograph. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike, I would recommend sun protection as the majority of the trail is not shaded.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

The trail back up is all uphill but well worth the hike!

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2 months ago

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