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Ward Spring Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

Ward Spring Trail is a gradually ascending hike with vistas to west and up close view of the dike formation.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

4,409' 1,344 m

High

3,945' 1,202 m

Low

465' 142 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Spring · Wildflowers

Description

Ward Spring Trail has little if any traffic. It has Chihuahua vistas to southwest and Chisos to east. The rock dike formation is prominent once half way point is reached. Along the trail there is one area that is loose and might require more balance but the trail has no drop offs or big obstacles along it. In the springtime you should notice wildflowers. If attempting this trail in summer water is a must.

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Nathan Carroll

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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The Chisos Mountains, rock walls and moon from the Ward Spring Trail at sunset.
Dec 12, 2021 near Big Ben…, TX
Views looking back toward the trailhead from Ward Spring.
Dec 12, 2021 near Big Ben…, TX
Igneous dike above Ward Spring Trail. with permission from eliot_garvin
Jul 26, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
An irrigation pipe that use to provide water from the spring can be seen along the trail.
Dec 12, 2021 near Big Ben…, TX
Near the start of Ward Spring trail, looking east. with permission from eliot_garvin
Jul 26, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX
Ward Spring and dikes. with permission from eliot_garvin
Jul 26, 2016 near Big Ben…, TX

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Nov 13, 2021
David Hitchcock
Sep 10, 2021
Jesi Shiffer
2.8mi — 1h 28m
Dec 30, 2018
Angela Seekins
Oct 1, 2018
Patti B
line of dikes. Newest rock formations. water in creek. Spring named after 15 boy who found it. I veered off trail, slipped on loose rock, small cut
Mar 14, 2018
Nathan Carroll
Jan 3, 2018
George Solis