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1 miles

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Very Easy

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Hot Springs Historic Trail


  • Hot Springs Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

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The Hot Springs Historic Trail is a very easy hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This hike is kid friendly. This trail begins at the Hot Springs parking lot. The park says "this trail passes remains of a resort, pictographs, homestead, and hot springs; a brochure at the trailhead offers more information. The 105°F springs are a popular destination (0.5 mile round trip), but one can continue to where the trail forks, leading to the top of the bluff and back to the parking lot." As with all trails in Big Bend, make sure to carry plenty of water and sunscreen when hiking. There are three developed front country campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, the Chisos Basin Campground, Cottonwood Campground and the Rio Grande Village Campground.

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Contact: Big Bend National Park P.O. Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

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