Lost Mine Trail

Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park: Address, Lost Mine Trail Reviews: 5/5

Lost Mine Trail
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Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
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Hereford, TX399 contributions
A must do trail
Apr 2021
Arrived as early as we could around 7:45am on a weekday and go the last parking spot. Well worth it. Great trail but expect a little more than a flat walking trail. Top of trail a little scary with the wind, but very wide and worth the effort.
Written 1 May 2021
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DutchTX
The Woodlands, TX601 contributions
Great hike; little busy
Mar 2021
Great hike, be early ! To get a parking spot. Windy at the top, but great views. Definitely be in for a long incline (of course decline when going back to parking area). Do it!
Written 23 April 2021
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Jamie M
Charlotte, NC27 contributions
Beautiful hike
Apr 2021
This is a relatively easy 4.8 mile hike with gorgeous views the entire way. We hiked it on April 7, 2021, and we found out that a fire had started in the area on April 8. I am so grateful we got to do this hike, and I hope that the fire will be easily contained since it is such a beautiful place.
Written 13 April 2021
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Nicholas Segey Wong
Southside Place, TX50 contributions
Best trail I have hiked so far in Big Bend
Jan 2021
The Lost Mine Trail is undisputedly my favorite trail in Big Bend so far. The area around Big Bend is all barren, but this oasis in the Chisos Basin is so lush and Switzerland-ish, you won't believe what you are seeing! The highlight of the trail is the peak which is perched at nearly 7000 feet above sea level, and it offers unrivaled views of the lush canyon below and the harsh desert in the distance. If you are only going to do one hike in Big Bend, do this one!
Written 20 February 2021
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Robert M
Aubrey, TX309 contributions
Absolutely Amazing!
Jan 2021 • Family
If you only do one hike in the park do this one. Do it over the Window Trail without a doubt. I’d do this one again. Not sure I’d do the window trail again. Lots of views on the way up and down on this trail. Frankly, the window is a bit underwhelming.

I clocked the round trip at just over 6 miles. It took us about 3.5 hours at a leisurely place up and down with a 30min picnic at the top.

As everyone has said, parking is tight. Only 15 spots total.
Written 18 January 2021
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Mitch M
Plano, TX10 contributions
Great hike with magnificent views
Dec 2020 • Family
We went during the week after Christmas and the park was pretty crowded. Tried to go at 10:30 but was stopped in a queue of cars at the street to go up. The ranger said it would probably be a few hours to wait for a parking spot and it is better to get there by 8:00 am so we left and did the Mule’s Ear and Santa Elena trails instead that day attempt again the following day.

The next morning we got there around 7:15 or so and found a parking spot fairly easily but noticed there weren’t very many.

The views of the surrounding mountains were particularly spectacular with the sun coming up. I got the app PeakAdvisor for my phone and it was fun using it to identify the surrounding peaks. (Unfortunately the free version only allows you to do that in one location a day).

The hike up is steep in some places but overall easy if you’re in good shape. My son did not break a sweat as the temperature was perfect at that time (50 but dry).. I’m over 60 and not athletic and I didn’t find it very difficult either. However, I don’t have any joint or mobility challenges yet. I can see it would be much more difficult if you do because there are some places with tall, steep steps.

After we came back down we noticed the rangers giving out tickets to cars parking on the shoulder so don’t be tempted.

This trail was well worth going back for.
Written 30 December 2020
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TexasVick
Plano, TX80 contributions
The hike to do if you have just one day in Big Bend
Dec 2020
This is a moderate 2.5 hr to 3 hour hike. Does get steep near the top and path is rocky. Should be fine for kids 10+ years and not too dangerous. Nice view of the valley and the mountain as you climb and the view from the top is amazing. Take picnic lunch/snacks and enjoy some time at the top before you hike down!!
Written 29 December 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,531 contributions
Expansive views from the top
Oct 2020
This hike was our favorite of the ones we did at Big Bend. It's moderately difficult, about 2.5 miles up and then the return for about 5 miles total. It was not usually steep, just consistent incline. At the very top the trail was mostly replaced by walking across open granite, but it was always obvious where to go.

It took us a little over an hour to get to the top of the trail, and we found a nice spot to enjoy a picnic lunch there, followed by about an hour down, so around 3 hours total for the hike at a relatively brisk pace.

Parking for this hike is difficult, the trailhead only has 10 or so spots in it. We arrived around 11 and found it full, but were able to wait, and someone returned to their car after about 10 minutes and we could use that spot. When we returned around 2 PM there were multiple open spots available.
Written 27 November 2020
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Nick M
San Antonio, TX25 contributions
Beautiful hike
Nov 2020 • Couples
Great hike with nice climb. It's not easy but not difficult. It's beautiful with places to pause and rest along way. Bring a snack and lots to drink and take everything out you bring in.
Written 14 November 2020
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Wendy P
Houston, TX83 contributions
Awesome hike - don't miss it!
Oct 2020
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.
Written 24 October 2020
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