Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Pine Canyon Trail

Latitude, Longitude: 29.264013, -103.223848

This beautiful hike begins at the very end of the Pine Canyon primitive road. A high-clearance vehicle is necessary to reach the trailhead. The trail gradually climbs through open desert grasslands for one mile before entering the actual canyon. Once in the shelter of the canyon, hikers are rewarded by a shady woodland comprised of Pinyon and Ponderosa pine, oaks, maple, and Texas madrone. The trail ends at the base of a 200-foot cliff that becomes a dramatic waterfall after any rain.


Directions from Pine Canyon: Travel to the end of the primitive road