Best Backpacking in Big Bend

Looking for the best backpacking in Big Bend? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Big Bend. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Emory Peak To Northeast Rim To South Rim Loop

    Emory Peak to Northeast Rim to South Rim Loop is a 17.1 mile loop hike that takes you past wildlife located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    17.1 miles 3 ft gain

  • Backpack to the Southeast Rim of the Chisos

    This 14 mile loop provides incredible views of the Chisos mountains. This hike can be done in a day, but to really take in the scenery, stay overnight and experience the incredible cliffs overlooking Mexico. You can add on an extra 2 mile by doin...

    14 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike South Rim Trail Boot Springs Trail

    Emory Peak via South Rim Trail and Boot Springs Trail is a 14.9 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    11 miles 2 ft gain

  • Backpack the Chisos Mountains

    Most people don’t know that there are 8,000-foot peaks in Texas, but in the exceptionally remote southwest corner of the Lone Star State, Big Bend National Park’s Chisos Mountains soar high over the Chihuahuan Desert. The South Rim of the mountain...

    13.9 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Hike the Outer Mountain Loop

    The Outer Mountain Loop is a 3-day hike in Big Bend National Park. It traditionally starts at the trailhead in the Chisos Basin, leaving the Lodge area by way of the Pinnacles Trail. You then follow the Boot Canyon Trail to the Juniper Canyon Trai...

    32 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Hike Juniper Canyon Trail

    Juniper Canyon Trail is a 12.5 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    12.5 miles 3 ft gain

  • Hike Blue Creek, Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon And Dodson Trail

    Blue Creek, Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon and Dodson Trail is a 31.6 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Big Bend National Park, Texas.

    31.6 miles 6 ft gain

  • Hike Chimneys Trail

    Chimneys Trail is a 4.6 mile out and back hike where you may see local wildlife located near Terlingua, TX.

    4.6 miles 364 ft gain

  • Hike Marufo Vega Trail

    Marufo Vega Trail is a 13.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Big Bend National Park, TX.

    13.5 miles 2 ft gain

  • Hike Mesa De Anguila Trail

    Mesa De Anguila Trail is a 5.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Terlingua, TX.

    5.7 miles 944 ft gain