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Lost Mine Trail

Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Get to trail head before 10 am for parking. Take your lunch with you. Enjoy the view while eating your lunch.

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Austin, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We had a sick child so we weren't able to do the South Rim and did this shorter 4.4 (out and back) hike. Some of the views really reminded us of Oregon / Cascades. Definitely worth it. Also saw deer on the trail.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was new to the area but tried several highly rated trails. I did this trail on my last day there. It is a 4.8 mile hike up 1100 feet. The trail was fairly easy to moderate. The views all along the way were incredible and made for some great photo opportunities. We saw a deer on the trail and... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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233 reviews 233 reviews
53 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have hiked 13 diferent trails here in Big Bend and this is my favorite. Great views wtihout hiking 10 miles.

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washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Got a pic of a tarantula crossing the trail on our way down. Super cool. The parking area is like a wind tunnel and was very windy and cool. About .25mi up it settles down and you start to get warm from the uphill hiking. Great views. Our day was cloudy so the views were not at nice but still... More 

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Allen, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are only about a dozen parking spots but we got lucky. The hike is through the forests and is well maintained. It starts off as paved but then is a dirt trail that takes one through the mountains for breadth taking views. Stop-by a clearing near the marker number 10 (by the way, the markers don't appear to be... More 

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College Station, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a 5.0 mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of about 1100 ft. It usually takes anything between 2 -3 hours just for the journey and the views at the top demands at least an hour to soak in all the beauty. Do not turn back till you reach the top even though the last bit might... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

trail listed as moderate, but it is a long way up. switchbacks are a lot more than maps indicate so be prepared

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Vistas from the excellent Lost Mine Trail reveal the landscapes of both the southwest U.S. and Mexico while winding through beautiful Chisos Mountains forest. I've hiked more than 20 national parks and this is among the best moderate-difficulty trails.

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a good hike for anyone in moderate condition. The view at the top is spectacular and well worth it. Take plenty of water.

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