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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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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A delighful hike up to a spectacular ridge

Having hiked the South Loop trail a few years ago, we wondered which hike we should tackle on this visit to Big Bend. All the reviews we read recommended the Lost Mine Trail, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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310 reviews 310 reviews
90 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Having hiked the South Loop trail a few years ago, we wondered which hike we should tackle on this visit to Big Bend. All the reviews we read recommended the Lost Mine Trail, and we were not disappointed. The trail starts at the road before it drops down into the Chisos Basin (get there early to make sure you get... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Terrific hike. At times it is a bit steep and rugged, but the views from the top are well-worth the effort.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My daughter stopped about halfway, and was treated to watching mice scurrying around the leaves. It's a steep climb, and otherwise "easy" for those with knee and hip problems - no rolling rocks or rock scrambling. When the park is crowded (such as during Spring Break), get there early because parking is limited.

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I walked the first mile and enjoyed the view. It's a gradual uphill hike to that spot and the view will be fantastic. Go to marker #10 and you'll be at the spot. Take a break, sit a while, enjoy the view. Going back down will be easy. Parking is limited. I would imagine during spring break... More 

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Arlington, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
90 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you don't have time climb the full 5 mile roundtrip, you can get sensational 360 degree views after the one mile, at sign post 10. It is uphill the whole way but not hard to do on a wide well-graded path. And definitely worth it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The hike was not too strenuous even though it was marked moderate, and views were breathtaking not only at the top, but most of the way up. As the Ranger who recommended to us said, with some other hikes the "payoff" is at the end, but on this one you get great views almost from the start. Go early to... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was nervous about tackling the Lost Mine Trail in BBNP, because it was annotated on the trail guide pamphlet as MODERATE and I usually stick to the EASY trails. The guide pamphlet said it was about a 3 hour round trip hike. We got to the trail head parking around around 9am (FEB) and we were the 3rd car... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The lost mine trail is a very popular hike for good reason. It is a relatively easy path to hike, all up hill on the way and downhill all the way back, but it is not super steep so there is not much chance of getting stuck. The views to the South are fabulous from the half way point onwards... More 

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This trail hike takes about 3 hours and is moderate to difficult. Not a lot of wildlife, but the views and overlooks are spectacular and some of the best in the park! A must do hike!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This trail slopes upward steadily and towards the end is kind of rugged. Keep pressing on and you'll be happy you did. Allow yourself to follow the rock landscape near the top for some fantastic views!

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