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River Road Curiosity

If you are traveling the River Road (FM 170) to Presidio, you will pass the Hoodoo scenic turn-off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Like a scene from a sci-fi movie!

The trail is easy to find. We visited in June when the temperature was over 115F and it felt like... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Fi C
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Highway 170, 24.2 miles west of Lajitas, Big Bend State Park, Lajitas, Big Bend National Park, TX 79852
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling the River Road (FM 170) to Presidio, you will pass the Hoodoo scenic turn-off and trailhead. The view from the turn-off is picture-worthy even if you don't decide to hike the trail. The hoodoos are no where near as spectacular as...More

Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The trail is easy to find. We visited in June when the temperature was over 115F and it felt like an oven. They trail is not well marked so you have to make your own path. You won't get lost as its not a large...More

Thank Fi C
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This trail was a tad confusing but we were glad we made our own path. We saw some really cool balancing rocks and formations that made it worth the extra work

Thank toonx2
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A great short trail for all ages! Dog friendly too! Incredible sculptures made by Mother Nature herself line this gorgeous trail. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and the river. Great little place to relax and have a picnic as well. We'll be back!

Thank Dkitty78
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The trailhead was easy to find. We hiked this trail early in the evening in order to have a cooler experience. The beginning of the trail was easy to follow, but once we got to the first structure we lost the trail. Luckily, our vehicle...More

Thank BargainBeck
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Pros: rock formations stunning, views over Rio Grande, good parking, peaceful, no-one else there. Cons: not really a trail as it is badly marked in places and folks just wander all over the Hoodoos anyway. A very short trail where you can see the beginning...More

Thank Daleslady
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My kids love this hike. They have some freedom to leave the trail and the hoodoos are really cool to see. Don’t miss this hike in the state park.

Thank dhill1143
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is a pull off of the River Road in Big Bend State Park. You can go down to the river where there are some interesting rock formations or go up a hill for an overlook view. You can see pretty much everything after a...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Wonderful easy hike through some awesome rock formations. My wife and I had fun taking pictures on this short easy trail. We sat at the overlook for a while and had a snack and a drink water. Very peaceful. Tried to get to the Rio...More

1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A nice and a little different hike in the Big Bend area. The views of the hoodoos and the Rio Grande are good and worth 20-30 minutes of your time to stretch your legs. No facilities in this area so be prepared with hats, water,...More

Thank fwmaggie_12
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