Maybe the best hike in Big Bend

Trail View
The South Rim trail starts off easy, but you can see in the distance where this will take you.
User: Austin Explorer - 10/15/2001

Location: Big Bend - South Rim

Rating: 5stars
Difficulty: 5stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 14.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 9 hours, 52 minutes


We combined both the South Rim and Emory Peak on this day hike.  Not really recommended to do both of these in a day as we were spent afterwards.  The views on the South Rim (though a bit hazy) were spectacular.  I think a better option may be the camp near the rim and make this a two day trip to really have some time to explore and soak up the scenery.

Log Photos
Trail View
Trail View
View South
The South Rim
Looking Down
Alligator Lizard
Trail View
Boot Rock
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