Big Bend - Pine Canyon Trail

Trail
4.00 Miles
N/A
$20.00
(3.63)4
(2.88)
(4.13)
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Brewster
More Info
Photos
This is the sign at the trailhead. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The trail takes you into a canyon surrounded by massive rock formations. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The trail takes you back into a scenic area where water and lush vegetation is present. (Photo by Lone_Star)
One of the many rock formations you'll see along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Another one of the magnificent rock formations you'll see from the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Log Entries
awesome
By jimmy peace on 5/20/2015
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 3.50 Miles Duration: N/A
Good short dayhike
By wardbd on 4/11/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

Enjoyed the change from desert & hot sunshine to the cool shade & deep canyon, pour-off.  Lots of shade @ the end of the trail, great place to relax.

Nice day hike
By wardbd1 on 4/11/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

Enjoyed the change from desert & hot sunshine to the cool shade & deep canyon, pour-off.  Lots of shade @ the end of the trail, great place to relax.

 

From Desert To Forest
By Lone_Star on 3/6/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

You cannot get to the Pine Canyon Trail unless you have a vehicle with high clearance and, preferably, four-wheel drive.

The hike is pretty much up the first 2 miles, then down on the return.  The hike up is a small incline, but it's a little challenging since the trail is loose gravel that makes it hard to walk in.

As you work your way up the trail, the foliage changes dramatically from desert to forest.  The trail ends in a forest like area at the base of a cliff in the canyon.  During wet seasons, you may see water running down the pouroff.  When I hiked the trail, there was no water.

There are many interesting rock formations along the way.  You will see everything from cactus, sage, and yucca plants to pine trees and other leaf bearing trees.

Very nice hike in one of the greener areas of the park.  This trail demonstrates the great diversity of Big Bend National Park.

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