Plan A Visit To Cattail Falls, Texas’ Beautifully Blue Waterfall

Big Bend has a little bit of everything — including waterfalls, despite the arid West Texas climate. Cattail Falls is hiding within the towering mountain peaks, accessible via a moderate, 5.7-mile hike. At 80 feet tall, it’s truly a hidden desert gem that belongs on your outdoor adventure bucket list.

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You’ll park at the trailhead for Sam Nail Ranch. The road is prone to flooding after heavy rainfall, so check with NPS before heading out. Visit the AllTrails page to learn more.

Have you ever hiked Cattail Falls Trail? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! Check out our previous article for more epic waterfall hikes: The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Texas Who Loves Waterfall Hikes.

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Address: Cattail Falls, Texas 79834, USA