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Not easy but wonderful!

This was hard for me! I'm short and it was a lot of higher steps that I like. It was really hot... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
McKinney, TX
Great, fun hike with beautiful views!

We did this hike early in the morning (7:30 AM). It was not too challenging and not crowded at all... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Cary W
Seattle, Washington
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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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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This was hard for me! I'm short and it was a lot of higher steps that I like. It was really hot so maybe that made it worse but there were a lot of places that the footing took a minute to be sure and...More

1  Thank stonesbutterfly
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We did this hike early in the morning (7:30 AM). It was not too challenging and not crowded at all. The views are beautiful throughout the hike. As we came back down around 10AM and the foot traffic was definitely picking up. The good news...More

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

When we visited Big Bend, it was pushing 109, so this semi shaded hike seemed like a good choice. It is about 5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1100', and the switchbacks up are well graded. There are benches strategically placed in...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The Lost Mine Trail parking lot is very close to The Chisos Mountain Lodge and is best accessed either early morning or at dusk. The trail is clearly marked and starts off as a paved trail, but quickly turns to a gravel trail which is...More

Thank Back4morefun
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Lost Mine Trail is a 4.8 mile trail (2.4 miles to the top and back) that leads to the top of one of the Chisos mountains. They labeled it a moderate hike because parts of the trail are rocky and one section is a bit...More

Thank loveyoumoretoo
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was day two hike. We went in the morning and compared to the river and desert hikes, it is much better due to the cooler temps (90's), took a total of 4 hrs for my family, youngest 12. Gave us a heck of a...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We are not pro hikers and we've only been to a few camping trips so I don't think we have much experience with hiking and being in the wilderness. Taking all those in account we agreed that Lost Mine Trail is a good hike for...More

Thank Kimo P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Lost Mine Trail is a great introductory hike to the Chisos Mountains. It's tough but not strenuous (like Emory Peak), and it offers amazing views of the other mountains the Basin all the way up. Start early to get a good parking spot and...More

1  Thank JDS43
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

During the week we spent camping at the Chisos Basin Campground we day-hiked on several trails, but Lost Mine was our favorite. Although we're all in our 60's, we backpack regularly and stay in shape so the trail was moderately easy for us. It is...More

Thank MichiganWildflower
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a great hike straight up the mountain. Take lots of water! The views from the top are amazing!

Thank Wade W
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