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Toll Mountain

Toll Mountain

Toll Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Texas, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 29.25510°N / 103.2908°W

Object Title: Toll Mountain

Elevation: 7415 ft / 2260 m


Page By: ktimm

Created/Edited: Mar 28, 2005 / Mar 29, 2005

Object ID: 153869

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Toll Mountain is in the heart of the Chisos Basin. Toll Mountain lies between Casa Grande and Emory Peak, creating the eastern wall around the Chisos Basin. At a height of 7415 feet it is the 3rd highest point in the park. It is named after Roger Toll, the person most responsible for helping found Big Bend NP. This mountain has no trails to the summit , however there is a campsite below it that gives good access and from there it is an easy bushwhack.

Getting There

From the Persimmon Gap visitor center on 385 go 27 miles south and then turn right on 118, after three miles turn left on the road to the Chisos Basin which goes through Green Gulch. The Basin is about 7 miles. Park at the visitor center. The trailhead is on the south end of the visitor center. Take the Pinnacles trail to the Toll Mountain campsite then bushwhack to the north. The Toll Mountain campsite is in close proximity to the Emory Peak trailhead where energetic people could do Emory Peak as well. The overall altitude gain is about 2,000 feet. The total distance from the Baisin trailhead is about 8 miles.

Red Tape

Back Country Permits are required for any back country camping. A $15 entrance fee is required for entrance to the park.

When To Climb

All year is fine. Spring is windy, summer is hot but the Chisos stay pretty mild.


Camping is available in the Chisos Basin or directly below the mountain at the Toll Mountain campsite. There are several other back country campsites that are in the vicinity.


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