Big Horn Mine Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Valyermo, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Amazing hike. About a foot to 3 foot in snow in some spots. Took a group of 9 up. Entered the mine and looked around before heading back. Enjoyed the views especially with everything covered in snow. I'll be posting pictures after I get a chance to go through them. Really recommend this to any beginner wanting to get into hiking.
Loved this. Beautiful the entire way
Great hike...lots of ice on the trail so be prepared.
Really nice hike, the whole area is beautiful, slight incline going all the way up nothing difficult, kids use this trail, however there are several other trails right nearby if you want to get into something. Also the mine itself is a great bit of history, I saw about 6 deer while on the way up, really cool experience, watch from far away don't disturb them if you see some. One con to the area, nothing to do with the trail, people cant seem to handle the responsibility of waste disposal properly, so I would suggest putting a trashcan halfway up the trail for the lazy people trashing it up.
If you're a 5' 6 1/2" 280 lb man it's a little harder than easy but it was awesome none the less.
Great hike with awesome views. The mine at the end of the trail is a great destination.
One of the best hikes around hearer the trail is mostly flat with a slight elevation gain but there were a couple of spots that you have to be careful at. But over all a nice easy trail with great views. I really enjoyed this hike and would recommend it.