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Lost Mine Trail

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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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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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Loved this Lost Mine Trail.

When visiting the basin area, make sure to spend at least 3 hours hiking and enjoying this wonderful trail

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the basin area, make sure to spend at least 3 hours hiking and enjoying this wonderful trail

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Thank Singapore10
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not originally planned on hiking this trail but put it in my plans because it fit into a certain time frame I had. I'm so glad I did. The views from the top cannot be beat. There are several times I wondered if I had reached the end of the trail but once you get to the very... More 

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Thank jenhaddock
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this trail! Lots of twists and turns, some shade, lots of sun. Vistas from the top were particularly grand. (Actual time of visit: July 2014)

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Thank hzburton
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Easy day hike with nice views and we saw a mountain lion about 30 feet off the trail. Typical cat just laid down and watched us!

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Thank Danette J
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The wind was pretty devastating but the views were amazing. This is definitely a moderate hike and will tire folk quickly if they are strangers to exercise. It's worth the journey to the end though. Try to stick with it. Even for those who can only do the first 30 minutes or so, there are some great views on either... More 

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1 Thank Dana S
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We arrived at Big Bend around 11am and the ranger at the HQ recommended this hike for its views and the time we had for the day. I can't imagine a better way to have spent our afternoon. It seemed like every 100 yards there was another breathtaking view and just when we thought t couldn't get better we reached... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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369 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great hike, nice and cool most of the year too. It is all up going, but the views cannot be beat. Go the first mile if you are short on time to reach a couple benches and a great view.

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Dallas, TX
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Join a free tour by Park Ranger... learn topography and history of pre-historic volcano. watch out for bears!

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Le Moule, Guadeloupe
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Great hike with wonderful views. Allow 1h15 for the ascent. Bring sunscreen because the most part of trail is exposed to sun. Going late will allow you to see some wildlife : I saw 3 deers that where just 5 meters from me going back from the summit. They stayed and where just earing peacefully. A nice moment.

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Killeen, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Get up early and start while still dark out. The parking lot will be empty and you will be rewarded with a spectacular sunrise on the trail.

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