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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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
324 helpful votes 324 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Haworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Desert alpine flora was in full bloom , it looked stunning. Lots of tarantula spiders about so take care! Walk is not too strenuous but you should be reasonably fit. Views are mind blowing!

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Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This hike is worth doing if you can find parking. We got to the parking lot at 10 AM during Spring Break and got the last slot. Budget 4-5 hours so you can enjoy the views. The last part of the hike is like a milder version of Angels Landing in Zion. There is a broad saddle with a canyon... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a 2.4mile trail (one way) to a high viewpoint. The beginning of the trail has a gradual grade and is very easy. You can get to a viewpoint where you can see 70+ miles into Mexico. The trail gets steeper with a number of switchbacks after that. The view at the top is similar, but more expansive, so... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This hike was quite lovely and provided great views along the way, not just the spectacular sights from the peak. It was very warm, bring lots of water and wear a hat, but once you reach the top the breeze made up for it! A sign right on the trail says that it's not recommend for kids, especially because of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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310 reviews 310 reviews
90 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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