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Grapevine Hills Trail

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Length


1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers


251' 76 m

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Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

3,485' 1,062 m

High

3,234' 986 m

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A moderate climb accessing some of the most incredible rock formations in Big Bend!

Hunter R

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Family Friendly Kids will absolutely love to wander through the large amphitheaters of boulders situated along the trail.

Description

Be prepared to let loose your inner child before setting out on the Grapevine Hills Trail, as you'll find yourself completely amazed by the geologic wonders you experience along the way.

Starting at the Grapevine Hills Trail Parking Area, follow the trail southeast as it curves alongside a small, sandy wash. Follow the wash, climbing ever so slightly until the trail leaves the wash behind and enters the geologic wonder all visitors come to see: the Grapevine Hills.

Formed as the result of rising magma within the earth becoming entrapped by overlying sedimentary rock layers, the Grapevine Hills display fantastically rounded granite-like boulders of all shapes and sizes. In certain circumstances, such as one near the end of the trail, these boulders have oriented themselves such that they are balanced precariously on top of other rocks. Needless to say, they are truly a sight to see!

Near the end of the trail, expect the terrain to become more rocky underfoot, as well as appreciably more strenuous as you climb into the rock outcropping. Be sure to watch out for snakes in this area, as they love to hide in the shady areas between the rocks.

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Dec 29, 2018
Angela Seekins
Dec 28, 2018
Anthony Sanchez
1mi — 1h 45m
Dec 24, 2018
Justin Hill
Dec 16, 2018
Scott Street
Dec 2, 2018
Charles Dobbs
Great sunrise spot for photographers. 1.1mi
Sep 22, 2018
Patti B
Almost stepped on a rattlesnake on trail. It blended right in. I was petrified. Took an hour to drive down gravel road just to get to the trail
Sep 15, 2018
Sonia P
1mi
May 12, 2018
Candace Jones

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  4.3 from 20 votes

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