ElevationAscent: 469' 143 m
Descent: -468' -143 m
High: 4,420' 1,347 m
Low: 4,156' 1,267 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
Popular rides nearby
Sauceda to Solitario Loop
49.6 mi 79.9 km • Loop • 3,437 ft Ascent 1047.53 m Ascent
Fresno Divide Loop
9.4 mi 15.1 km • Loop • 626 ft Ascent 190.92 m Ascent
Fresno-Sauceda Loop - IMBA EPIC
59.0 mi 95.0 km • Point to Point • 3,914 ft Ascent 1192.96 m Ascent
Dome Loop via E. Contrabando Trailhead
19.8 mi 31.8 km • Loop • 1,035 ft Ascent 315.58 m Ascent
Lajitas Trails Airport Loop
10.8 mi 17.4 km • Loop • 471 ft Ascent 143.71 m Ascent
Lajitas Trails Loop 3
5.4 mi 8.6 km • Point to Point • 242 ft Ascent 73.65 m Ascent
“A great, short loop from the center of Big Bend State Park.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
This is a beautiful trail that crosses rolling country and it will give you a sense of the isolation and solitude that abounds in Big Bend State Park. This section of singletrack is a part of the Fresno-Sauceda Loop - IMBA Epic. It follows an old road bed but it has been reclaimed by the desert into a flowing singletrack.
The Papalote Encino Trail ends at the main park road. Turn right onto the main park road and after about a mile you fill find the entrance to the Power Line Trail. The sign for this trail is easy to miss, but the power line is not.
This trail also follows an old road bed, but the desert has reclaimed more of the old road bed and the trail can become indistinct in points. Stay under the power line and you won't get lost. Your shins will likely make friends with at least one cactus though.
The Power Line Trail ends at la Mota Road where you trace your steps back to Sauceda.
Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Big Bend Ranch State Park