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greenBlue Grapevine Hills Trail

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1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 251' 76 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,485' 1,062 m
Low: 3,234' 986 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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

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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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Jul 19, 2019
Brendan McNelly
2mi — 0h 52m
Jul 11, 2019
Thomas Bowersox
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Apr 25, 2019
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Apr 19, 2019
Ashton Salter
Mar 16, 2019
Erika Perez
10h 45m
Mar 12, 2019
Brian Severski
Mar 9, 2019
Jeff Serrie
Mar 1, 2019
Drew Domalakes
2.2 mi and 80' elevation change

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