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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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Best hike we took in the Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Great hike, highly recommended. Majestic views. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to hike up; stay atop for awhile to enjoy; 1 hour to get back down.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
59 helpful votes 59 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
76 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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