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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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Lost Mine Trail Hike

I enjoyed this trail very much. There are some spectacular views along the way. There are several switch backs as you near the summit. We hiked this trail in the middle of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonny C
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Elgin, Illinois
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty steep hike, but short. Can be done in a few hours. The views on the way up are really nice and you can park right at the trailhead.

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Elgin, Illinois
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this trail very much. There are some spectacular views along the way. There are several switch backs as you near the summit. We hiked this trail in the middle of the afternoon. Fortunately the sky was overcast and it was cool. I would recommend hiking this trail early in the day due to the warm temperatures here. Or,... More 

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1 Thank Jonny C
United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is 4.8 miles round trip with VERY well groomed switch backs. The views were amazing the entire way and especially once you get to the top! Would recommend to anyone who loves to hike. There are markers the entire way and marker 24 is at the top. The views are 100% worth the incline. It is mostly a gradual... More 

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1 Thank Anna C
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hike. Even after a mile up you can stop and gaze and see forever. This is an easy hike; about 3 hours round trip. Take a lunch with you and have a picnic at the top. It was so quiet we could hear the wind blowing. A couple of steep switchbacks so watch your steps coming down.

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1 Thank Amy S
El Paso, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

There is no restrooms so make sure you stop at the information center first. There is parking right at the start of the trail. On a hot summer you might want to take a bottle of water or at least have one in the car so when you get back. If you are not use to doing trails it might... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail in late July. Yes, it was hot.. 100 degrees in the Chisos Basin. But when we made it to the top, it was 76 degrees. The trip was 5 miles round trip, climbing up to 7500+ ft. once to the top, hikers are rewarded with an expansive view into Mexico. The climb was... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This was not as strenuous a trail as I expected. The path was mostly packed gravel or solid dirt, interspersed with stone or log steps. The grade was not as steep as I expected. In fact, one girl even jogged the whole way. Grab a trail map from the trailhead. Reading about the flora, fauna, and history makes the miles... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The route starts at the car park and is about 4 mile maximum to the top. It is a moderate hike and the paths are in good condition. There are a number of places to rest on the way up if you want. When at the top the scenery is amazing. You can see for miles. There are plenty of... More 

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1 Thank Lee C
Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a fairly short trail - about 3-4 miles round trip. Easy walk even for old folks like us. We did see a couple white tail deer as we hiked. Good trail for the beginner

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is an easy and short trail with only little elevation. The trail had nice packed dirt with some rock. Trees, cacti and flowers were full when we went. At the one mile mark, there is a short ridge you can climb onto which gives you a spectacular view that goes on seemingly forever.

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