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“Worth the long hike!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lost Horse Mine

Lost Horse Mine
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Type: Mines
Activities: Hiking
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Worth the long hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

It's 2 miles each way if you don't do the loop, over 6 if you do the loop. The 2 miles going there are the hardest but worth it. Next time will do the loop!

Visited May 2012
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Twentynine Palms, California
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“Great hike in cooler weather”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We managed to get this hike in before things heated up in the desert.
Allow lots of time and take a break at the half way mark as it is quite a long hike and some of it is through soft, sandy tracks. The track climbs up at the half way mark so you would need to be reasonably fit to complete this hike. Take a hat, water and snacks and your camera!

Visited April 2012
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Twentynine Palms, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic hike for the fit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We did the 6 mile loop and really enjoyed the hike. There are interesting things to see along the way to take your mind of your tired legs! We took lunch and found a rock to sit ourselves down on half way in and then carried on. We actually did the loop anti clockwise and I feel this may have made it a little more taxing (that's my excuse for the very tired body afterwards). Great views too!! Take plenty of water and snacks and cover up with a hat and other sun protection as it can get very hot.

Visited March 2012
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Twentynine Palms, California
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“what a Hike.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

The loop offered great wild life views if you go in the quiet of the week. Humming birds, squirrels, Desert rat, Jack rabbits and Blue birds so bright they look out of place. The climb to the lookout frames Big Bear snow caps in the background.

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Twentynine Palms, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“What a hike.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

If you do this, do the six plus miles loop. other mines along the path and chimney's on the only path in and out show its a long path in the old days. The view from the top opens onto the desert floor.

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