The Window Trail

MODERATE 82 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

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.

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1 month ago

The views, particularly at the bottom by The Window, are definitely worth the trip down.

As with all canyon hikes, you need to remember to save energy for the trip back.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month 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..

2 months ago

2 months 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
2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Evening hike, make sure to bring headlamp!!

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful Hike

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3 months ago

3 months ago