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Lower Burro Mesa Pour-Off Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (10)

This is a short, easy, family friendly route ending at the pour off.


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Map Key

0.5

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

3,402' 1,037 m

High

3,303' 1,007 m

Low

107' 33 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly No elevation climbs or obstacles in the path, views, easy to follow path, no cliffs or dangerous drops.

Description

The trailhead starts off a short spur road from Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The trail is well marked at the trailhead, and takes a short route into the desert with views of Santa Elena Canyon to the south. It then follows the dry stream bed with a variety of blooming flora and fauna, even in the middle of the summer. Following the stream bed leads the trail to the pour off, with steep canyon walls and the possibility of a waterfall if it has been raining recently. The fall is often dry in the later summer months, but catching the pour off when it's running is a real treat.

This is an easy trail ending at a very pretty area to stop and have a nice picnic and do a little boulder scrambling once at the pour off.

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debra greutman

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 10 votes

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  3.6 from 10 votes
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#241

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Photos

Flowers along the trail.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Pour Off.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Prickly pear.
May 21, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Trail along the pour off.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off towers overhead at the end of the trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Trail in bloom.
Jun 22, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX

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Nov 22, 2020
Kristy Van
Dec 27, 2019
Clarissa Y.
Dec 22, 2019
Chris Bruman
Flat hike to a pour-off; Great pics, able to climb up on rocks 1mi — 0h 25m
Oct 28, 2019
Rustin Dudley
1mi — 0h 25m
Jun 30, 2019
Karen Sullivan
Jun 5, 2019
Alec Martin
Feb 21, 2019
Jason Draper
Feb 17, 2019
Sarah Hearn