Lost Mine

Chisos Mountains, Texas

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The Lost Mine Trail is one of the most popular in the park. Most hikers in good shape can do the round-trip in three to four hours. For those without the time to hike to the South Rim, this trail is an excellent substitute. People with even less time or energy may elect to hike only the relatively easy first mile of the trail; on clear days this provides beautiful views of Juniper Canyon and south into Mexico. A self-guiding booklet for this trail can be obtained from a box at the trailhead; numbered posts along the route match the guide.
Hiking Big Bend National Park

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Hiking Big Bend National Park

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

The Lost Mine Trail is one of the most popular in the park. Most hikers in good shape can do the round-trip in three to four hours. For those without the time to hike to the South Rim, this trail is an excellent substitute.

People with even less time or energy may elect to hike only the relatively easy first mile of the trail; on clear days this provides beautiful views of Juniper Canyon and south into Mexico. A self-guiding booklet for this trail can be obtained from a box at the trailhead; numbered posts along the route match the guide.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chisos Mountains
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Big Bend National Park
Topo Map: Lost Mine Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Big Bend National Park Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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10/3/2016

This is the trail to take if you're looking for a great view but don't want to attempt Emory Peak. The trail is well maintained and relatively easy. The difficulty picks up right before the top but push through and the views will be well worth it. I must also add that there are many benches on the trail throughout the hike to rest if needed.

9/18/2012
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