Hoodoos Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas

Elevation Gain54ft
Trailhead Elevation2,519ft
Elevation Min/Max2505/2524ft
Elevation Start/End2519/2519ft

Hoodoos Trail

Hoodoos Trail is a hiking trail in Presidio County, Texas. It is within Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 2,519 feet altitude. Near the trailhead there are parking spaces and an information kiosk.

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"The moon is fond of playing tricks on folks who choose to venture outdoors and explore the Texas desert under the illumination of its waxing shine. Cactus pads with their shadow spines akimbo, mesquite beans in droopy clusters, and the limbs of cane cholla all hang in the preternatural light, not quite unfamiliar but uncomfortably more human than botanical. And if a picture is taken, not a snapshot but a long, slow exposure, the photograph will at first glance appear as if it had been produced in the broad light of day. But it is only an illusion because beneath a full moon, the colors of a west Texas desert are at curious odds with nature’s spectrum and its night shadows unnaturally darker than pitch.

No place in Texas offers a more fitting chance to witness this spectral light than among the hoodoos of Big Bend Ranch State Park. Hikers can actually view a few of the major pinnacles without ever leaving their vehicles. But to really appreciate them, a short hike toward the Rio Grande River is required."

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Trail Information

Big Bend Ranch State Park
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USGS Redford SE
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Nov 2018