Javelin Road

Total Miles


1,325.36 ft


0.75 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a meandering dirt road through the high desert and hills of Big Bend Ranch State Park. This is the most direct route to Madrid Falls Overlook & Chorro Vista Campground. One of, if not the most, scenic views in the park. The road is not heavily traveled and relatively unmaintained, and narrow, with few places to pull over for pictures or oncoming traffic.


There are a couple areas of steep elevations, small rock ledges, and dry wash creek beds. It's a good idea to check with the ranger station on current trail conditions. Inclement weather can wash out the road and make it difficult or impassible.

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Access Description

The main trial head is directly off the main park road, next to the ranger station. Good idea to purchase a detailed topo map from the Ranger Station ($11). The ranger station also has well-maintained restrooms, fresh water, showers, and ice.

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