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The 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 Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Big Bend

  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Emory Peak To Northeast Rim To South Rim Loop

    17.1 mi / 3 ft gain
    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.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Backpack to the Southeast Rim of the Chisos

    14 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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 doing the Emory Peak trail which gets you to the top o...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike South Rim Trail Boot Springs Trail

    11 mi / 2 ft gain
    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.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Chisos Mountains Loop

    5.0
    15.3 mi / 3737 ft gain
    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 bowl features a few backcountry sites that allow ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike the Outer Mountain Loop

    32 mi / 5000 ft gain
    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 Trail, which leads out of the Chisos Mountains to the ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Juniper Canyon Trail

    12.5 mi / 3 ft gain
    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.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Blue Creek, Pinnacles, Juniper Canyon And Dodson Trail

    31.6 mi / 6 ft gain
    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.
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike Chimneys Trail

    4.6 mi / 364 ft gain
    Chimneys Trail is a 4.6 mile out and back hike where you may see local wildlife located near Terlingua, TX.
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  • Alpine, Texas

    Hike Marufo Vega Trail

    13.5 mi / 2 ft gain
    Marufo Vega Trail is a 13.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Big Bend National Park, TX.
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  • Terlingua, Texas

    Hike Mesa De Anguila Trail

    5.7 mi / 944 ft gain
    Mesa De Anguila Trail is a 5.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Terlingua, TX.
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