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GREAT hike!

This is a great hike! It has a bit of elevation and isn't all that easy, but when you get to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David j
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Austin, United States
Family hike

This hike was rated #1 for the 10 best hikes in Big Bend. It's definitely my favorite! Take the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ccindyk48
,
Westville, Indiana
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Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“moderate hike” (19 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great hike! It has a bit of elevation and isn't all that easy, but when you get to the top it is worth it! I was kinda proud of myself as I made it to the top, then met a young girl,...More

Thank David j
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was rated #1 for the 10 best hikes in Big Bend. It's definitely my favorite! Take the Chisos Basin Road up to mile 5. There are signs also. The parking area is woefully small compared to the amount of people wanting to take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a moderate trail that climbs up about 1,000 feet in elevation. It is well marked and maintained. There are no tremendously steep spots, just a steady incline. Gorgeous views of the valley are visible as you climb and once you reach the top....More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this hike, and the fauna, flora and views were incredible. We saw a Mama bear and tiny cub across from the parking area! We were five physically fit 50 somethings. This hike is about 3 hours and we stayed about an hour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A not-to-miss hike in Big Bend National Park. It is about five miles round-trip. We went half-way and still found the trail enjoyable and wonderful. It is a gradual but steady climb up the Chisos Mountain with great views all the way. There was some...More

Thank Previa1994
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We arrived in the park before our check in time so we decided to take off up the Lost Mine Trail since it was very close to our in park lodge. We could not have asked for a more wonderful first hike in the park,...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It is moderate hike(4.8 miles round trip, the rise is around 1000 feet, path is in good condition). The hike down is very easy. The round trip is about 3 hrs. The view at the top is stunning. There are a lot of birds at...More

Thank Fei L
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

If you drive all the way to big bend and can only do one hike, this should be it. A little over 4 miles up and back with about 1000 ft elevation change. You will be walking through gorges. next to huge pinion pines, along...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The Lost Mine Trail offers nice panoramic views of the area for a pretty moderate hike. South Rim and Emory offer better views but with greater effort. The negative of Lost Mine is that the view is pretty much the same all the way up...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Short hike with amazing views and easy access. You get many of the classic Big Bend views from this trail.

Thank Tony D
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Response from Sandra N | Reviewed this property |
I was surprised at how ample this trail is. There are parts that have had finishing work done on them, which make it seem somewhat like a stroll through a city park, instead of up the side of a mountain. I’d describe this as... More
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