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Lost Mine Trail

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Lost Mine Trail

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waparker1968 wrote a review Oct 24
Houston, Texas81 contributions35 helpful votes
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Well worth the hike - stunning view - only 2nd to Moraine Lake in Canada! Go early (before 10a) to get a good parking space. Long walk - wouldn't recommend for kids under 7.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rhonda A wrote a review Oct 18
South Portland, Maine983 contributions394 helpful votes
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We enjoyed every trail we did in Big Bend but this almost 5 mile hike up and back was our favorite. The views are simply spectacular. If I can recommend anything is to get there early. Parking is limited at the trailhead. Also in October, though chilly at 8:00am, you warm up quickly so you will be happy to hike up in the shade. The hike up is primarily switchbacks (which makes it an easier downhill as well) so doable for me at 60. There was not a moment in this hike without great views. Make sure you keep walking across the rocks to get to the very top with amazing vistas. This is a must do in the Park.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LindsayMast wrote a review Oct 1
Fayetteville, Arkansas114 contributions20 helpful votes
Our family of 6 (with 4 kids aged 4-9) enjoyed this hike on a windy day in Big Bend. The trail is well maintained, and the hike is not too strenuous. Great views along the way and of course at the top as well!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rick G wrote a review Jun 2020
McAllen, Texas242 contributions56 helpful votes
Tried this trail on a whim. It's a moderate trail that's around 4 miles round trip. Bring comfortable shoes and a cap/hat. There are some shady areas, but plenty of sunny spots. The end offers some beautiful views of the park. Well worth the hike.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Rebecca M wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Lost Mine Trail is a fantastic hike. During your time in Big Bend National Park it is an absolute must. However, if you go during busy (or even moderate) seasons be prepared for full parking lots and taking a hike just to get to the trail head. Parking is very limited, which in a way helps moderate the amount of foot traffic on the trail. Be prepared for an early start if you want close parking. My husband and I made the mistake of not checking the cloud coverage before embarking. It was very exciting to climb higher and higher into the clouds however it made for a very “gray” view from the top. Not that this was a disappointing view, however it also wasn’t the view we saw through travel guides. Also, don’t expect to see a mine when you get to the top. Look for an information board at the beginning of the trail which explains the name sake of the trail.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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