Finding hiking trails that are suitable for beginners might be challenging. You never know what to expect until you get there. So, if you’re new to hiking and are not quite ready for the most difficult trails, don’t worry. We have you covered.
We have done the research and selected the best hiking trips for beginners that will offer you all the views without any fear.
Backpacking in Big Bend National Park
Didn’t you know that Big Bend National Park is a backpacker’s paradise? If you’re a beginner, then there are hundreds of miles of routes and enormous expanses to explore.
Backpacking Hiking in The Chisos Mountains
The mountain forest of the Chisos Mountains is the most popular area for backpacking and hiking for beginners. The Chisos Mountains provide unparalleled views of Big Bend National Park and the U.S.-Mexico border.
In the Chisos Mountains, overnight trekkers must choose from forty-two authorized campsites. Panther Junction or Chisos Basin Visitor Centers accept in-person permits up to 24 hours in advance for six Chisos backpacking campsites.
Backpacking in Outer Mountain Loop
The 30-mile Outer Mountain Loop combines Pinnacles, Jupiter Canyon, Dodson, Blue Creek, and Laguna Meadows routes. As a beginner, you will hike in the Chisos Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert, where you will see many different ecosystems and places where animals live.
When you visit the Big Bend wilderness areas, you need a backcountry permit for hiking and camping. You can get permits up to 180 ahead of time online or up to 24 hours before in person at the visitor’s centers.
Backpacking trips in Texas are worth every step you can make, no matter which trail or path you choose. And, last but not least, what are the best hiking tips for beginners? You can stay at The Summit At Big Bend, Terlingua. So get your backpack and start planning your next adventurous trip to the Lone Star State.