Mule Ears Spring Trail (BBNP)

  • Mule Ears Spring Trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas.
  • Mules Ears Peaks in Big Bend National Park, Texas.
  • Start of the Mule Ears Spring Trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Hiking

Dogs No

3.8 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Texas

The Mule Ears Spring Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This trail is kid friendly, but as always parents should use their own discretion. The hike starts at milepost 15 on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive at the Mule Ears Overlook parking area. The parks says "this hike leads through the foothills of the Chisos Mountains, skirts Trap Mountain, and crosses several arroyos. Near the spring is an old rock corral. The spring itself is overgrown with shrubs, but ferns and cattails also grow there. Remember, no contaminating/bathing in backcountry springs." 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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Entrance, Camping & Backcountry Camping Fees
Contact: Big Bend National Park P.O. Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

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