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Lost Mine Trail

Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a very active hike during spring break, but a wonderful first challenging hike if you are new to hiking.

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a few days here in May, so based on reviews we decided to hit this trail. It is a great trail with awesome views, but it is very crowded. If I go back, I would definitely like to take some of the less traveled treks in the park.

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Southlake, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Walked about 1 mile up to the "pass" that straddles 2 valleys with stunning views. Not too difficult. Well worth it! Don't worry if you are coming in the summer. Elevation makes for some decent temperatures. Beautiful place!

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Ladson
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

well maintained and popular trail. The steady uphill is offset with shaded spots where a breeze comes through the trees. Lots of bird activity

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The small parking lot gets full quickly, so get there early. It's a nice trail, not too bad up, and really easy on the way down. There's a great vista halfway up, my boyfriend and I stopped to eat an apple and drink water there, loved the silence we got to enjoy before a family came to rest close by.... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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213 reviews 213 reviews
62 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hiked this trail in May (hot) and suggest starting early when the temperatures are pleasant. Also, the parking lot is very small and fills up. The trail has lots of shade and wooded areas which makes it very different from the other trails in the park. Lots of interesting cactus, wild flowers, birds, shade trees, rock formations, and of course... More

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TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

What you will find at the trail head for this hike is a very small parking lot, so I suggest getting their early so as to get a spot. We did this hike when it was in the 70's, so we didn't have to worry about the heat, but I would say this would be a good hike to do... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Some of the views after the first mile are comparable to what you'll see on Big Bend's famed South Rim hike, since both trail look into the same canyon. Lost Mine Trail has the added benefit of being a nature trail, so, with the purchase of the $1 booklet, you can learn about the attractions you're seeing at the same... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Beautiful views along this trail, especially at the end. Uphill the entire first half, but not difficult. It is rocky, but well-maintained. There are many different types of cactus along the way and the nature guide is worth the $1 to learn about the trees.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

You usually have to hike much steeper and longer trails for the views gained on this hike. Well worth it. Get there in time to eat lunch at the top... perfect spot!

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