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Lost Horse Mine

Lost Horse Mine Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Great hike!

We hiked the loop trail (6.2 miles) which was a lot of steep up and down for the first half. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim C
via mobile
Right distance hike!

Always looking for a hike that meets several criteria, (1) ends in an interesting destination, (2... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
northernneckinn
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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“the loop” (11 reviews)
“long hike” (4 reviews)
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Lost Horse Mine Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the loop trail (6.2 miles) which was a lot of steep up and down for the first half. A narrow trail heads up the hill to the old mining equipment and building foundations...a great place for a snack. The last half of the...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Always looking for a hike that meets several criteria, (1) ends in an interesting destination, (2) long enough to be great exercise but not exhaust you completely say 2 to 5 miles, (3) does not overdo elevation gain and make it too strenuous say 500...More

2  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The loop is about 6 miles, with the mine about 2 miles in. Actual mine isn't super impressive, but the hike is a good one. We did see a big horn sheep on the mountain, which was awesome. Highly recommend this hike, I would repeat...More

2  Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This definitely wasn't my favorite hike, it was long, dusty and not much to look at until you get to the mine. If your looking for scenery, I would suggest skipping this hike.

Thank Traci H
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I'll be the first to say I'm out of shape. Could stand to lose about 100 lbs and have a BMI of 4000 or so but I can still run 1/4 mile carrying 25lbs of gear for work so I'm not totally dead yet. I...More

3  Thank Mike A
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Summary for the longer 6+ mile loop trail: --get to the parking lot at the trailhead early. By the time we got back to the lot it was full and there's no overflow parking --requires actual hiking boots, though trail running shoes might be ok....More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Hiked to the Lost Horse Mine. Beautiful trail amid hills with great views of the park and surrounding area. A few other people on the trail, but not busy. Only issue was we couldn't use the bathroom at the trailhead because there was a wasp...More

Thank Malia Z
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is an easy hike...relatively flat and only about 4 miles. Past some great scenery ending at lost horse mine. This is a relatively mild hike that anyone can do without any particular strength or conditioning. The mine is so neat. Imagine how they hauled...More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Its a 6.5 mile loop. It takes you around and past several mining sites, a cabin with only a chimney and rusted bed frame and finally lost horse mine. Trail is generally easy to follow but can get kinda sketchy in a couple places. Just...More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The hike is pretty basic, it is an out an back hike - you CAN do a loop and take the 6.2 mile hike, but there is not much to see so we skipped it. The stone crushing machine was cool though but the mine...More

2  Thank OCDane
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Christiana W
Any idea how many flights of stairs to the mine and back from the parking lot? My fitbit died...
22 December 2016|
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Richard H
Between 6 and 7 miles. Officially listed as around 6, but my GPS clocked closer to 7. We stayed on the trail.
18 May 2016|
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pav31lopez
How long is the big loop hike?
18 February 2015|
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