Mule Ears Spring via Mule Ears Trail

based on 4 tracks & routes #31 hike out of 63 in
1.9 mi
1 hrs 5 min
213 ft
Elev Gain


This is an easy to moderate out and back trail to Mule Ears Spring in Big Bend National Park. The trail follows several dry washes as it makes its way through the desert. Excellent views of the Mule Ears Peaks along the entire trail. The remains of a small corral can be seen just before reaching the spring.

Hiking a further mile brings you closer to the peaks and eventually intersects the Smoky Creek primitive trail.

Getting Started

The trail begins at the end of the Mule Ears Overlook off Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

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jameson.beekman 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Mule Ears Spring
73deg at departure Two ravens flying together at 0.36mi Heard lone raven over peak at 1.53mi Purple dragonfly at spring Lots of water at spring Blue cypress (smelled like Christmas) Views of Mule Ears outbound and Santa Elena canyon during return Past 2 couples on trail on the way back and one in parking lot
nathan.carroll 1 year, 1 month ago