Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ernst Tinaja Trail in Big Bend National Park

A short, but remote hiking experience in Big Bend National Park.  Here's what the Big Bend National Park website says about this backcountry trail:

1.4 miles roundtrip

A short walk up a sandy wash leads to a canyon of highly-convoluted rock layers. The large natural tinaja holds water all year long. Be careful near the tinaja's edge. Over the years deer, javelina, and even mountain lions have been found drowned in this tinaja. The trailhead is located off the Old Ore Road, 5 miles from the southern end near Rio Grande Village. High clearance vehicles are necessary to reach this enjoyable trail. A primitive campsite is located near the trailhead.
If you want a short hike off the beaten path...this is a great one!

1 comment:

Peter MacGregor said...

We hiked this trail a few years ago. Our Honda CRV managed the desert road there (and back!) One steep slope with loose rocks made it interesting. The hike was really good with lots of interesting rock formations. Highly recommended.