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Lost Mine Trail

Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a good hike for anyone in moderate condition. The view at the top is spectacular and well worth it. Take plenty of water.

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Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
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127 reviews 127 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When we walk this trail, we had the chance to see a black bear. We did (as requested) inform the Rangers at the visitor center and received a certificate....nice souvenir.

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Cincinnati, OH
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203 reviews 203 reviews
102 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This hike is 4.8 miles round trip, with 1300 ft. elevation gain. We started early, and had no trouble with parking. The trail is well maintained, providing lots to see along the way. Once you get close to the top, the vistas start opening up, and it is beautiful in all directions. On the day we hiked there was some... More

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The hike takes you up to see some sweeping views towards the basin and across the other side. There's plenty of flora on the trail and great photo opportunities at every turn. Halfway up the trail, there's a brilliant view of the window, so time it for sunset if you want to take some great pictures. If you're staying in... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow! My first hike and it was a doozy. Be sure to take more water than you think you need and a snack for the top. Be sure to give yourself a couple of hours. We went to close to sunset. It was a dark, windy trip back down.

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Pharr, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The trail hike was awesome!! Remember the bug spray, at least 2 quarts of water for each hiker. I took an umbrella because once you reach the top, there is no shade. Take a minimal of snacks becasue there are bears.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a very active hike during spring break, but a wonderful first challenging hike if you are new to hiking.

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Frisco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a few days here in May, so based on reviews we decided to hit this trail. It is a great trail with awesome views, but it is very crowded. If I go back, I would definitely like to take some of the less traveled treks in the park.

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Southlake, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Walked about 1 mile up to the "pass" that straddles 2 valleys with stunning views. Not too difficult. Well worth it! Don't worry if you are coming in the summer. Elevation makes for some decent temperatures. Beautiful place!

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Ladson
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

well maintained and popular trail. The steady uphill is offset with shaded spots where a breeze comes through the trees. Lots of bird activity

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