Tuff Canyon Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Tuff Canyon Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bend National Park, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This short hike highlights some of the varied and interesting rock formations that can be found in Big Bend. Start off near the waypoint marked "Trailhead" and follow the path of the trail towards the southwest. Off in the distance sits Castellan Mountain, which dominates the sky in this part of the park. The path slopes down to the mouth of the canyon and then makes a near 180 degree turn and heads northeast into the canyon.

1 month ago

This was a great hike and our kids (6 and 9 years old) loved running through the canyon. We decided to hike up and out of the canyon at the end rather than backtrack. The rock was a little loose but we all made it up to the road without incident.

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3 months ago

Awesome hike with some great views of the rock layers. End of December and it was dry. Kept hiking and climbed the boulders to the start of the canyon. Definitely a kid friendly fun little hike.

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5 months ago

Great trail but be advised it does not loop around if you go down into the canyon. You hit a dead end and have to backtrack out. Still highly recommended, just a little misleading the way that AllTrails map show it as a loop.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Very short walk to the overlook areas. Much more fun to head down and hike in the canyon itself.

hiking
Monday, March 18, 2013

Off of Ross Maxwell Drive. You can see nearly all of the canyon from the overlook. The makeup of the rock is volcanic ash. Very interesting.

hiking
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Great trail for the kids very short and fun canyon to play in.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013