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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other...
Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Really a wonderful trail. We did it in the evening and the views were wonderful. Parking can be a problem so arrive either early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really a wonderful trail. We did it in the evening and the views were wonderful. Parking can be a problem so arrive either early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great hike with the reward of exceptional views from the top. It is up hill, but worth the climb.

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Honolulu
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91 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a hike that takes around 3 hours, approximately 5 miles. First part is pretty easy then gets steeper and strenuous, but the views from every step are very much worth the effort. In warm weather take the trail in the morning as the steep part is in the shade as you go up the west face of the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A bit rugged, but take your time and go all the way to the end. Allow more time than expected so that you can stop at several points to enjoy the view. Photo paradise!

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Barrington, Illinois
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434 reviews 434 reviews
130 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's about a 5 mile round trip but worth it. The mile or so to get to the top is a series of switchbacks with some going over some nasty rocks. Definitely walkable for almost anyone but a good pair of boots or trail shoes would help a lot. Don't forget the water. The view from the top of the... More 

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NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this trail had views views views. it's moderate length makes it very accessible. Best bang for your buck in the park

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Lost Mine Trail is probably my favorite day hike in the Chisos Mountains. It provides great views in all directions of the mountains and desert floor below. The key to getting great photos (& avoiding the crowds) is to leave early on your hike. By early I mean 30-40 minutes before sunset when twilight has just broken. You'll probably... More 

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a great 5 mile r/t hike that starts not far from the chisos basin campground. About 1100 feet of elevation gain. We did it in 3 hours with a few brief stops to appreciate the many vistas, ad about 20 minutes up top. There were several nice spots along the way to stop and gawk. The trail is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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166 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a five mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 1100 feet near to the Chisos Basin campground. It's a nice hike through the Chihuahuan desert. As with all hikes in Big Bend, be sure to bring enough water. We met an older man who had no water and looked like a mess.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We hiked in the morning from 10.30 am and all in all it took us about 2 hrs 45 mins including 30 mins stop at the top for pictures and lunch. We missed the heat of the day, which is recommended, as the top is not sheltered at all so make sure to wear plenty of sun screen. There are... More 

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