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0.1 miles

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Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

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Panther Path Trail (BBNP)


  • Desert Cottontail are common near Panther Path in Big Bend National Park.

Activities & Features


The Panther Path is a very easy hiking trail in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This hike is kid friendly and starts at the Panther Junction Visitor Center. The park says this hike is "wheelchair accessible loop winds through a desert garden in front of the Panther Junction Visitor Center. A trail brochure and numbered stops identify many of the cacti and common plants of the Chihuahuan Desert and explain their historic, cultural, and medicinal uses." 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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