Grapevine Trail, Big Bend National Park

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  • Our Friend Ed at Balanced Rock.  Photo by Gary.
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    Grapevine Hills Trail
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    Grapevine Hills Trail

    by KimberlyAnn Written May 13, 2005

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    This 2.2 mile round trip trail is rated as easy walking. However, if you choose to follow the extra 100 yards along the ridge it becomes much more difficult. The trail leads you into the heart of the Grapevine Hills. You will pass huge granite boulders surrounded by high rocky walls.

    Directions: A short distance west of the Basin Road junction you will find the Grapevine Hills Road. This is a dirt road that you will take for 6 miles to reach the trail head.

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/bibe

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    Optional Trail Off Of the Grapevine Trail

    by KimberlyAnn Written May 13, 2005

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    At the end of the Grapevine Trail you will find a trail that climbs for one quarter mile, ending at a natural window created by boulders, called Balanced Rock. This section of the trail was fairly steep and was not a developed path, so that it involved some medium difficulty maneuvers and rock scrambling.

    Directions: Follow the Grapevine Trial to it’s end, then follow the trail another 100 yards up along a ridge to the right of the pass.

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/bibe

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