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Bill Mollberg reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Easy trail that leads to a nice overlook of Rio Grand.

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Lyndse Fischer reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Loved this hike! It was right at our campsite so I did it twice a day for sunrise & sunset! If you’re up for an additional trek...follow the sign at the bottom of the overlook that points to the river, it’s a grassy and rocky trail that leads to the Rio Grande! It has a nice beach area where we had lunch!!

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Sean Trimby reviewed The Window and Cattail Falls
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Four of us decided to make this our first hike of the week in Big Bend. Coming from the New England area and hiking weekly in the White Mountains, the trail was very smooth in comparison. Hiking down first and then back up was a little different, but enjoyable all the same. The waterfall at Cattail Falls has minimal flow, as it hasn't rained a drop in weeks. However, there was still a trickle and lots of birds flying around by the falls. Our group decided to climb another rock feature we saw, that we dubbed "The Playground." An easy scramble to the top, but be careful if you do this - the drops are steep and far, with no marked trail. All in all, a great hike!

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Such a fun hidden gem!! Lots of wildlife, and the “climb” gets you to the top of a lookout where you can see the entire campground, Mexico, and Boquillas canyon. Fun to do at sunset or sunrise!

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Tami Robertson reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Short trail, not too hard, with spectacular views of the river and the campground. You can even see Mexico!

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Lisa Hegner reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Loved this trail! Nice walking bridges over marshlands with fish and turtles. Beautiful overlook with panoramic views. Super convenient to the Rio Grande campsites.

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Ian Perry reviewed Burro Spring Trail
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Hiking

This is an easy hike. I recommend being down in the spring area for sunset as you will have gorgeous views across the southern half of the park into Mexico and Santa Elena canyon. Bring a flashlight for the hike back.

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Austin Sanders reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Really easy and great views of Texas/Mexico

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The Chisos Escalada is a challenging and but rewarding route that links together 5 trails to bring hikers and trail runners from below the Chisos Mountains up to the very top, and all the way back down. Whereas most hikers drive up into the Chisos Basin to begin their hikes at a higher elevation, this route starts on the lower desert scrub and grassland floor, with the mighty Chisos Mountains looming in the near distance. The route includes two classic Big Bend trails, the Window Trail and the Emory Peak Trail, providing a rich and formidable experience in the Chisos Mountains.

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Dennis Warkentin reviewed Burro Spring Trail
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Pretty little hike. Did this trail on 11/13/19, under cold, misty, cloudy conditions. If you are a little adventurous, you can continue around to make a complete circle around the hill. Keep the hill to your left and you can cross country it ok. This circular route isn’t marked and easy to lose, which I did, but picked it up on an old abandoned roadway which had some rock cairns. You should hit Javelina Wash, just follow it around til it hits the actual trail.

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Billy Yonce reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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A fun trail. We did it with our 3 year old. If you look hard enough, you can find an offshoot trail that goes to the Rio.

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Dennis Molina reviewed Burro Spring Trail
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Loved this easy trail. We were on our way to Santa Elena canyon and wanted to knock off a smaller hike on the way there. It basically just goes around a big hill and overlooks a cool little view at the end. In the middle when you’re surrounded by the mountains you’re able to make loud noises and get a cool echo. We were the only ones out there at 6pm so it was like having the whole park to ourselves. This is also on the scenic trail so if you’re looking for smaller hikes to do on it do this one for sure.

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Todd Fitzgerald reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Hiking

Always enjoy this trail, as you can almost always see some sort of wildlife in the wetland section. Short, easy and great at sunset.

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Shauna Lee reviewed Dodson Trail
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Hiking

This is a good trail to get away from crowds during busy seasons. I would avoid during rains. Nit as scenic as the more popular trials but enjoyable. This will be hot in the summer.

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Luke Higbee reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Great just before sunset

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Brian Gilling reviewed Burro Spring Trail
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Hiking

Very nice hike relatively flat for the 1.5 miles round-trip hike. Took us about an hour good view of the lower Spring area after three quarters of a mile.

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Matt Dozier reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Hiking

Nice trail and easy walk close to the river.

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Cindy Keller reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Hiking

A ranger told my husband this was his favorite trail. Very easy to find. Just drive through the campground to site 18. park on the side of the road. I liked the small wetland you walk through & the hike around the hill was great too. Views of the Rio Grande & Mexico. Great family hike. This was a popular place at sunset. Everyone camping there walks up the hill for a great view.

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Doug Neidholdt reviewed Dodson Trail
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Backpacking

The trail is less scenic than many in Big Bend. Has demanding elevation changes. Homer ranch homestead a nice stop.

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Doug Neidholdt reviewed Dodson Trail
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Backpacking

A varied hike through the desert floor, over a mountain , through a dry river bed or drainage and ending at a historic ranch.

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Eddie Tarkany reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Nice trail with great views of the Rio Grande!

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Breck Tuttle reviewed Dodson Trail
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Backpacking

trail in a very dry area with many elevation changes. Deceptively grueling

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Bud Denega reviewed Burro Spring Trail
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Fun quick hike. My dad and I did it on a hot summer day near noon and it took us about an hour. A lot of cool different kinds of cacti line the trail.

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Doug Goodman reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Hiking

This is a short, cool little trail and a great way to start the Big Bend experience if you are camping at Rio Grande village. You can see and access the Overlook from the campgrounds. The trail winds through strands, then quickly climbs up to the overlook, which gives you a great look at the surrounding area and into Mexico.

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Jack Tatsch reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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This is a very nice trail, especially if you don't have a lot of time. It starts across from space 18 in the RGV campground, goes thru dense brush of the floodplain, crosses a pond, and the goes to the top of a high mesa. Great views!

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Jack Tatsch reviewed Burro Spring Trail
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First to Review

This trail begins off the Burro Mesa Pouroff spur about 1/4 mile from the end. It is nearly level for the first 3/4 mile. You end up at a bluff overlooking the spring.

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Yadira Limon reviewed Rio Grande Village Nature Trail
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Hiking

The average heat here is around 95' HOT!!!! Always bring gallon of water for yourself, but the hike was pretty good.

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Hiking

Pretty easy hike. Great if you're taking the kids along. Beautiful scenery.

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Homer Patino reviewed Dodson Trail
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Hiking
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This is a rugged trail through the Sierra Quemada, the foothills coming off the Chisos Mountains. This trail is 11.9 miles from the trail head at the end of Juniper Canyon road to the Homer Wilson Ranch House. One can find scenic views of Elephant Tusk and the South Rim. There is usually water at Fresno Spring. One finds evidence of past ranching efforts. The Sotol Grassland is spectacular! You will most likely encounter NO ONE on this hike.

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