Ernst Valley, Texas 79834


Strawhouse Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Strawhouse Trail, named for a house made of river cane and candelilla stems that once stood at the river near the southern end of the trail, is one of Big Bend’s most remote routes. This 14-mile primitive use trail (really more a route than a developed trail) runs from its junction with the Telephone Canyon Trail to the Boquillas Canyon road. The route follows a broad north?south drainage.

Hiking consists largely of rocky or sandy wash walking, with the exception of the northernmost 1.25 miles, which require careful route-finding through dense vegetation. The 7.5-minute USGS topographic maps listed above are important tools, very necessary for this hike. There is no water to be found along this route; all water must be carried with you. Because this hike is usually very hot from mid-April to mid-October, it is best done during the cooler months of the year."

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Trail Information

Ernst Valley
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Skill Level
7-8 hours
Big Bend National Park
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