Lost Mine

Chisos Mountains, Texas 79834

Lost Mine

Lost Mine Professional Review and Guide

"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."

More Lost Mine Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Lost Mine Trail may be one of the more popular trails in Big Bend National Park, but it is also one of the more challenging. It offers some of the most spectacular views in the park.

Vistas of Juniper Canyon, Chisos Basin, the East Rim, and the Sierra del Carmen reward any hiker who is willing to ascend the series of steep switchbacks. Though the hike is relatively short, bring plenty of water."

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3/27/2018
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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.
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9/18/2012
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3/12/2011
Great trail, trail is wide and lots of interesting plants and views along the way. my favorite in the park
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3/3/2011
Wonderful hike. Got up early and hit this trail before 8 am. I was worried about the 1100 feet elevation because I had recently broken ankle but the grade was so good that it was no problem. The views just keep getting better all the way up and then on the way down the lighting changes and you see the views "in a whole different light". Great hike.
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11/22/2009
Excellent hiking a must hike when in Big Bend. The hike to the top gives a great pay off.
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11/4/2009
I loved this hike. The views from the top are picture perfect!
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3/26/2009
Stunning picture postcard views of Juniper Canyon, awesome wildflowers in the spring. If you are hiking with kids be sure to pick up the trail guide which points out interesting features (most of which are marked by number). Lots of nice spots to stop for a picnic lunch at the top. Not to be missed.
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1/2/2007
A perfect trail for couples with differing abilities. This hike satisfies both the rabid hiker (myself) and those like my wife who are not as inclined to tackle heavy distances or elevation gain. This hike satisfied both with its increasingly dramatic views at a reasonable elevation increase clip and nice distance. You do not think it could get so alpine and exposed at the top of the trail, but it does with stunning vistas. When we went there was some ice on the early part of the trail on the north face of Casa Grande. We saw Mexican Jays halfway up. A great first hike at Big Bend.
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9/27/2006
What a great trail to start out on a first hike in Big Bend. It's a mild hike up steady elevation where you will find breathtaking views. Very picturesque, and some great overlooks. You actually feel like you've accomplished something!
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Trail Information

Chisos Mountains
Nearby City
2.4
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Big Bend National Park
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Nov 2018