Tuff Canyon Trail

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Tuff Canyon Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop 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 best used from March until October.

0.6 miles 104 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


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 year ago

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

3 years ago

4 years ago

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.

4 years ago

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