Window View Trail

EASY 22 reviews
#12 of 67 trails in

Window View Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short nearly level paved trail with a great view of "The Window"

hiking
1 month ago

Paved walkway. Super easy and really short. Most of the trails start from this point. Parking is tight. Get to the Basin early!

1 month ago

If you want the better views go with the trail down to the window. It’s nice for what it is, but that isn’t significantly different than from the lodge.

hiking
3 months ago

It's not really a hike, but a paved walkway. super views though, and great views of the window at sunset. Good for wrapping up the day or killing a bit of time between other activities in the park/camping.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a hike, just a quick walk. There is the option to do the Windows hike, which is about five miles long. The views are fine, but after doing the South Rim, Lost Mine, and Santa Elena Canyon, they weren't as good as those. I would bet doing the whole hike would offer even better views.

walking
10 months ago

Paved walk to see a nice view.

hiking
11 months ago

Great "hike" for the little kids.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Less of a trail and more of a vista! Gorgeous. Enjoyed the panoramic. Not strenuous - easy for families.

hiking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beautiful trail that slowly descends from the Chisos Basin campground. You descend into a canyon that ends with an amazing rock window view that can be over 30 miles on a clear day.

Friday, January 02, 2015

There is a Window Trail which starts from the Chisos campground which is absolutely beautiful. It is about 3 miles long and has great scenery leading to the gorge at the end if the trail. Steps carved out of the gorges stone walls and wildlife on the trail makes it even more special.

walking
Monday, November 10, 2014

This is a very busy trail, especially around sunset. It starts at the Chisos Basin Trailhead, and loops around a low hill. It is paved which makes it suitable for wheelchairs. Great views of the Window!

hiking
1 month ago

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walking
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10 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

recorded Big Bend Window

Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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