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no shade
2 days ago

Amazing desert experience but please go very early in the morning. We were dumb enough to head out just after 12 pm in the end of September - seriously I thought I’d die! My fingers have never been so swollen before - about 2/5 of the way in it got so bad my fingers wouldn’t bend. We had about two liters of water for two of us - definitely not enough although it’s a short trail. First time in my life I thought about turning around but we kept on slogging in hopes of finding shade by the creek. The creek was tiny in the end of the trail and offered the much needed shade and cool, we soaked everything we could in the water to cool off. The creek was a wonderful oasis with flowers, birds singing, water murmuring, bees buzzing. Great views all around especially of the Mule’s Ears, lots of desert plants and blooms. We returned the day after to pick some prickly pears - not sure if it’s allowed, got a bag of those, frankly didn’t know what to do with them back in Houston. Please please do your self a favor and either hike at sunrise or in winter. I think people who rated this trail low just don’t get to feel what an amazing place the Big Bend is.

The trail was reopened on June 25, 2020.

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no shade
rocky
3 days ago

Hiked this trail since 1986. Nice trail. Bring plenty of water. Get out and hike!

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fee
rocky
3 days ago

Nice out and back trail. Some loose rocks but overall in good shape. Can see the Rio Grande from the top

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Great trail! Took just over an hour roundtrip. Would recommend hiking boots as there are some rocky spots, but nothing too crazy. First half of the trail didn’t offer much shade, but the second half did. There was also some nice shade at the spring (exactly half way through). Only run-in with wildlife was a harmless patchnose snake.

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no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Pack something to change into or peel off clothes to get into the water. The mud was difficult to walk in (knee deep for an adult) so we went back since we had 2 kids with us.

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rocky
scramble
7 days ago

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no shade
rocky
7 days ago

Take water - it’s a nice uphill hike until the peak. Wonderful views around. Careful coming down - loose rocks in place.

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked this in November, not too much traffic. Nice stream mid way through and the colors of the trees in fall were gorgeous.

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone with limited mobility. Fully paved and short.

We left the Chisos Basin at 9:30a and we’re on the South Rim by 12:30. We did take several breaks for pictures. We also took Laguna Meadows up. It definitely has a more gradual incline than Pinnacles. Pinnacles has more steps, switchbacks and rocky terrain than Laguna. The South Rim and East Rim are worth the hike! The views are incredible. We skipped Emory peak. We took 5 liters of water up each and drank 4 of it. There’s some shade along the way but when the sun comes out it gets pretty warm up there. Have fun!

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rocky
8 days ago

Great hike with beautiful views throughout and an impressive vista at the end as a reward!

bugs
no shade
rocky
8 days ago

Nice trail,it wasn't to hard. Wonderful views throughout the whole hike. The end was definitely worth the it.

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rocky
scramble
9 days ago

Fun hiking up the washed out stream. Parts of the hike was scrambling up rocks. Lovely view coming out of the hike overlooking the valley

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muddy
off trail
washed out
9 days ago

107 degrees, washed out trail and no payoff at the end.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
10 days ago

Great trail ! Not a lot of shade. Lots of great views. The window view at the end is well worth the hike. Amazing place to visit

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