Hikes in Big Bend National Park
You choose the difficulty
Looking to explore Big Bend up close and at your own pace? Grab a Far Flung naturalist guide and get exploring on foot! We at FFOC know the Big Bend like the back of our big hands, and we’ll plan a custom route according to your interests and experience level.
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In our vehicle to starting point:
4-hour: $199 per person
8-hour: $350 per person
In your vehicle to starting point:
4-hour: $100 per person
8-hour: $225 per person
4-hour: $300 per group
8-hour: $475 per group
• Children 12 and under receive a $5/child discount on all hikes.
A non-refundable deposit of $10/person is required at the time of reservation, and the full balance is due 48 hours prior to the hiking departure date.
Lunch for $12 per person
Daily upon request, year round except Christmas Day
All hikes depart from Far Flung Outdoor Center, click here to see how to find us
We can organize mild, moderate, or difficult hikes to your preference
Our walks and hikes are the best in the business. So good in fact that, if you are not completely happy with dragging us along, we’ll comp the hike. Zip, nada, zero. And you’ll get to keep the knowledge.
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What to bring
Refillable water bottle or hydration system
Good walking shoes that are broken in
Comfortable, loose fitting clothes
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Explore Big Bend on foot, up close, in the wild
Sample itineraries for hikes & walks:
Lost Mine – perfect for first time Big Benders
Legend has it that if you take the Lost Mine Trail on Easter Sunday, you’ll find gold. It’s fun to think about, but the real gold is in this popular Big Bend hike. Great views, even better photo ops, and tons of things to see. With a Far Flung guide watching your back and leading you on an unforgettable adventure, if you find the gold, can we go “halfsies”?
Closed Canyon – perfect for those who want to stretch their legs
What is it about cracks in the earth that we find so fascinating? We’re not sure, but we know one in Big Bend that’s great for exploring! With a Far Flung naturalist at your side, your exploration of this geological phenomenon will be more than just a walk! On our way into Closed Canyon, we’ll make several stops, including one at an old movie set and another on top of Texas’s steepest paved road, Big Hill. Bring your camera — National Geographic rates this drive as one of America’s Top 10! The Big Bend Ranch State Park calls it Closed Canyon. We call it awesome.
Apache Trail – perfect for folks interested in Big Bend’s human history
It is amazing to us how the Native Americans lived and traveled in the Big Bend. These were some hardy folks. No couch sitters or iPad users in that group! Although the early residents of this area did not build permanent structures, they did leave a great deal of their lives behind. If you like cultural history, think about joining us for a 2-hour Jeep tour and walk into one of the many Native American “base camps” in the Big Bend. You’ll need some good walking shoes, a camera, and an outdoor mind.
Get out & explore
Fresh coffee & merch
While you’re at the Far Flung Outdoor Center, start your day off right by indulging in a fresh cup of coffee, homemade muffins, bagels, and kolaches at our on-site coffee shop. Once you’re recharged and ready to go, head on over to our retail shop, pick up some merch, and head out into Big Bend wearing your new threads!