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Address: , Big Bend National Park, TX
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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 great hike

Me and my son(14) decided to do this hike. About 30 minutes in we saw a bear about 20 ft from us, but instead of moving away from the bear, my son approached it. Fortunately, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Mattias K
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I am new to hiking and, although this trail was uphill, it was not hard and certainly worth the work to enjoy the view from the top. I would do this again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Me and my son(14) decided to do this hike. About 30 minutes in we saw a bear about 20 ft from us, but instead of moving away from the bear, my son approached it. Fortunately, the bear took off and my son is intact. The entire hike has fantastic scenery. You will huff and puff a little going up due... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very doable and just challenging enough (I'm not a huge hiker but when I do go, always love it). It took us 4 hours but we stopped a lot for pics and to admire the views. I love the scenery here - it's more green on this trail than in many places in Big Bend. This and The Window are... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Lost Mine Trail is a joy and an exhausting hike at the same time. Wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water if it's warm. We saw brown bear, heard a mountain lion and admired the beauty of the many types of birds. Plan on four hours to hike up the trail and back down. If' you've got bad... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a nice day hike. If you do it, when the weather is hot, bring adequate water. The views at the top are beautiful. Take the time to look around, once you get up there. There are lots of great views. Relax and enjoy them. You earned it.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although it climbs ,the path is free from most obstacles so hiking was fairly easy. We saw a momma bear and her twins on this hike

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London
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was an easy little trail - approx 3 hours - well signposted (no map needed) and most of the trail prepared. Just the last bit you climb over a few rocks to get to the ridge. There are only a few steep places, mostly its quite moderate, so its a great hike to do with kids or for inexperienced... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

First time to take this trail. We started early and took our time up because there are so many scenic spots on this 2.5 mi hike up. Mostly wooded and shaded and of moderate difficulty due to all the climbing. We stayed at the op for hours because the overlook is amazing. If you can't do the south rim trail... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great morning or late afternoon hike. Easy most of the way but moderate in a few spots. The best part about this hike is the exceptional views throughout the ascent into the mountains. Took about 3 hours, a little longer than planned due to the frequent stops for photos. Otherwise, can be done pretty quickly. Definitely a repeat hike.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Really a wonderful trail. We did it in the evening and the views were wonderful. Parking can be a problem so arrive either early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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