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Window Trail

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Winding trail that descends into a beautiful valley of spired peaks and lush desert foliage to a majestic scenic view.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Point to Point

5,350' 1,631 m

High

4,455' 1,358 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

896' 273 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

Description

Winding rock laden trail that descends into a beautiful valley of spired peaks and lush desert foliage. Very well maintained loose pack trail as you descend down. Several beautiful shaded benches offer refreshing rest points.

You eventuality come to a fork that takes you into the craggy canyon. Man made stairs allow safe passage through the canyon. Hike to the end for majestic views of The Window. Out and back makes for a nice several hour journey. Early and mid morning shade give way to direct sun before noon.

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Keith Kleinman

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  5.0 from 4 votes

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Overlook at "The Window" in Big Bend National Park
May 10, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
The Window Trail heading to the main event includes really neat built in steps making this hike fun to crawl over.
Dec 15, 2015 near Big Ben…, TX
Sunset from The Window trailhead
Jun 28, 2018 near Big Ben…, TX
The Window provides one of the most unique sunset views in the park.
May 17, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
hiking Window Trail
Mar 9, 2018 near Big Ben…, TX
Heading down "the window" trail.
Oct 28, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX

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