It's not a terribly long hike, but Dodson Ranch Trail can be arduous, particularly because of its exposure to the scorching Texas sun. Keep covered as you climb 2,000 feet to Dodson Ranch and Dodson Spring. The trailhead begins at Juniper Canyon and continues 3.6 miles to Juniper Draw. At Fresno Creek drainage, one mile farther, water may be available.

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Expert Review of Dodson Ranch Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Dodson Ranch Trail

Away Travel Expert: Laurie Roddy
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ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Scenic Drives,Trekking and Backpacking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This is a 19.8-mile round-trip backpack hike between Juniper Canyon and Homer Wilson Blue Creek Ranch.
  • There are two trailheads—one at each end so you could have one person park at one end and the other park at the other end and make it a 9.9-mile, one-way hike.
  • If you camp, make sure all food is stored in bear-proof canisters.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 432-477-2251
Fax: 432-477-1175
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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