We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great views

We only walked about a mile up which is where the great views start. Somebody showed me a picture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A legendary trail with truly majestic views

I consider myself to be in pretty good shape and a moderately-experienced solo hiker. I started... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Read all 222 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“moderate hike” (17 reviews)
“great hike” (22 reviews)
Big Bend National Park, TX
Write a Review
Reviews (222)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only walked about a mile up which is where the great views start. Somebody showed me a picture he had just taken of a bear in the area, so keep your eyes peeled!

1  Thank CarolynChester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider myself to be in pretty good shape and a moderately-experienced solo hiker. I started this hike around 7AM and it was a perfect time to catch the sun at good temperature; in late September, Texas still gets very hot midday. I found the...More

1  Thank JenHallden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike is just right for a starter! Not too long or strenuous, but long enough to get the body in tune. Great views and a nice "out and back" type of hike.

1  Thank tjcknigh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the advice of the ranger we only did the first mile or so of the trail to marker #10. This brings you to the top of a ridgeline with amazing views in several directions. There are nice benches at this point so you can...More

2  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This was hard for me! I'm short and it was a lot of higher steps that I like. It was really hot so maybe that made it worse but there were a lot of places that the footing took a minute to be sure and...More

2  Thank stonesbutterfly
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We did this hike early in the morning (7:30 AM). It was not too challenging and not crowded at all. The views are beautiful throughout the hike. As we came back down around 10AM and the foot traffic was definitely picking up. The good news...More

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

When we visited Big Bend, it was pushing 109, so this semi shaded hike seemed like a good choice. It is about 5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1100', and the switchbacks up are well graded. There are benches strategically placed in...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The Lost Mine Trail parking lot is very close to The Chisos Mountain Lodge and is best accessed either early morning or at dusk. The trail is clearly marked and starts off as a paved trail, but quickly turns to a gravel trail which is...More

Thank Back4morefun
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Lost Mine Trail is a 4.8 mile trail (2.4 miles to the top and back) that leads to the top of one of the Chisos mountains. They labeled it a moderate hike because parts of the trail are rocky and one section is a bit...More

Thank loveyoumoretoo
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was day two hike. We went in the morning and compared to the river and desert hikes, it is much better due to the cooler temps (90's), took a total of 4 hrs for my family, youngest 12. Gave us a heck of a...More

Thank Mike B
Nearby Restaurants
Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant
617 reviews
2.21 km away
Starlight Theatre
823 reviews
33.48 km away
DB's Rustic Iron BBQ
79 reviews
27.07 km away
Thirsty Goat Saloon
25 reviews
48.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chisos Mountains
242 reviews
2.62 km away
The Window
237 reviews
5.33 km away
Emory Peak
82 reviews
3.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lost Mine Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines