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Canyon Rim/Rio Grande Trail

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Trail

7.6 mile 12.2 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 472' 144 m
Descent: -473' -144 m
High: 1,378' 420 m
Low: 1,161' 354 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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A trail along the canyon rim with breathtaking views.

Quinn Banas

Features Birding · Cave · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The combination of the Canyon Rim Trail and the Rio Grande Trail makes for a complete loop through a large section of the park. The hike offers stunning views of Seminole Canyon and the Rio Grande. This mostly flat and rocky trail takes you among remnants of ancient native dwellings and has a view of Panther Cave.

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There is no shade in first half of trail.

Description

The trail takes you along the rim of Seminole Canyon with breathtaking views along the way. Flanked by south Texas scrub brush, you'll discover remnants of native dwellings.

At the southern end of the trail, you'll encounter Panther Cave where religious ceremonies were once performed. Looking off to the south, you'll see the Rio Grande and Mexico with mountains off in the distance.

After the overlook, you join up with the Rio Grande Trail to hike back to the parking area. This trail is basically a service road.

Flora & Fauna

South Texas scrub brush

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Sep 25, 2019
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Panther Cave
Sep 30, 2019 near Cienega…, TX
Seminole Canyon on the Canyon Rim trail
Sep 30, 2019 near Cienega…, TX
Scenic overlook with Mexico in view
Sep 26, 2019 near Cienega…, TX

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