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Persimmon Gap Draw

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A short trail at the northern side of park just next to Persimmon Gap Visitor Center.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

3,117' 950 m

High

2,862' 872 m

Low

255' 78 m

Up

247' 75 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Trail starts just across from the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. The first third of the hike gradually gains elevation along a fairly clear wash. Like other trails in the more desertous environments of Big Bend, there is plenty of scrub brush to hinder progress if one does not pay attention.

About 1/3rd in, some climbing is required to get to east side of the trail. This section involves some easy ladder-like climbing on rocks that are fairly natural distances for human movements. Once past the climb, one can go off trail just a little and get great views back into the basin to the south and good views of Rosillos Mountain range and Chisos to the south.

The eastern side of the wash gives more desert hiking with some good views in the expanse on the Stillwell side of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Flowering plants, coyotes, javelinas.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nathan Carroll

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The Rosillos Mountains command the center of the image, while the Chisos Mountains are behind them in the distance.
Mar 22, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
You can see the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center to the west from the crest of the climb.
Mar 22, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
This little peak to the south of Persimmon Gap Draw gives great views of the park to the south and west.
Mar 22, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX

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Sep 24, 2018
Patti B
Started this trail. Didn’t have new pack yet and with hands full didn’t want to try and climb small cliff. Saw lots of animal tracks and butterflie…