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Lost Mine Trail

Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
92 helpful votes 92 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
53 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Got a pic of a tarantula crossing the trail on our way down. Super cool. The parking area is like a wind tunnel and was very windy and cool. About .25mi up it settles down and you start to get warm from the uphill hiking. Great views. Our day was cloudy so the views were not at nice but still... More 

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Allen, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are only about a dozen parking spots but we got lucky. The hike is through the forests and is well maintained. It starts off as paved but then is a dirt trail that takes one through the mountains for breadth taking views. Stop-by a clearing near the marker number 10 (by the way, the markers don't appear to be... More 

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