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This is an easy trail to a very interesting geological feature.

hiking
7 days ago

Hot even on a cold day. Absolutely no shade. Ok for interesting flora

Very nice trail. It is well maintained and beautifully constructed. The views at the top are magnificent!

Tons of fun and amazing views! I had to wade through the river at the very beginning to get to the incline, and then the canyon itself was so beautiful.

Absolutely gorgeous view from the top. Super worth it!

Beautiful hike! Bears are sited!

on Lost Mine Trail

1 month ago

Gorgeous view

Definitely a challenging hike but worth the views at the top! Climb to the very peak if you are brave enough - it’s beautiful! We did this on a rather warm day in September; thankfully it got cooler the further we went up, but the way back we definitely felt the heat. We started at 1030am and we were back around 4 or 430. Total time of actual hiking was about 4 1/2 hours (we are in our 30’s and do CrossFit.. we booked it on the way back..don’t get me wrong though, this was a tough hike!)

Not easy at all, at least moderate. You have to walk at least half a mile if not more to reach the bank then have to walk through the canyon walking over rocks of all shapes and sizes, at one point having to scramble down a group of very large boulder-like rocks. There is no hard ground at all in the canyon, it's either rocks or sand or silt making walking extremely difficult. At the end their is a steep embankment where you can slide down and continue on for a little bit but be warned, you'll have difficulty getting back up, because it's a hill of sand and silt, without help so I recommend not doing it alone. Went when it was overcast and cool and still sweated like it was 100 degrees out. Did not enjoy it at all.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views. Great trail

Didn't get to complete the trail due to high level of water, but the canyon was pretty. It was also pretty hot even when going early in the morning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with plenty of shade along the way & not as difficult of a scramble to the peak as anticipated. Did this trail first in the morning then completed Lost Mine trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail with great views. Also saw a black bear from a distance, but it didn't get close.

Magnificent views, and a good chance to see a black bear.

hiking
1 month ago

A good decent workout with great views! Saw a black bear sow and cubs. Signs of Moutain lion. Clouds swirling around Casa Grande at sunset were sublime.

hiking
1 month ago

Today was my second time attempting this hike. Last year, I hiked it at the beginning of August and it was about 72 degrees. It was breezy, so it was bearable! Amazing views the entire way. The top was the best part. Today we encountered a lot of clouds/ mist, so we only went up to the mile mark. However, just before we got onto the trail, we came face to face with a bear just past the parking lot. Due to the excessive rain/ time of year, the bears are more active (an abundance of berries etc)! One of the best hikes in the park!

Good views of Pine Valley Canyon and waterfall

2 months ago

Did the trail last month! It was amazing scenery all the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike if you are looking for an afternoon or morning hike in Big Bend. There is an excellent view just a mile up or so at a saddle if you are in a big hurry, but the view from the top is even better. The hike starts with a light to moderate incline through pinyon pine forest before climbing some steeper switchbacks towards the end. In early March, temperatures were in the mid 70s with low humidity. It can get breezy since you are in a mountain gap however, so be prepared.

walking
2 months ago

Quick walk that gives you a taste of what the longer hikes have to offer. Nice views of the window but better ones can be had if you opt for a more difficult hike or possibly the patio of the restaurant.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike through the forested north side of casa grande. The guide said you only need to hike about a mile to get one of the best views in the park and I couldnt agree more. Ended up going all the way to the top and enjoyed the rest of the hike but the views didnt get much better since some rain showers and fog made visibility drop considerably. Took about 3 hours round trip. 2 hours up and 1 hour to come down. My GPS showed the distance as 5 miles total

hiking
2 months ago

It was awesome! Loved this trail.

Easy hike. Great views of 1500 ft cliffs.

Great hike. Not too difficult. Bears reported but we didn’t see any.

Ok. Didn’t make the last 50 feet. For rock climbing, brave souls, the last 50 feet is probably worth it! But for safety minded folks, we chose to stop just short of peek. Worth the climb!

hiking
2 months ago

Completed this trail in August 2018. It was our 1st time in Big Bend and the 1st hike we completed in the park. We began at 5pm and it took a couple of hours to complete. Afternoon clouds helped with the August heat and made it bearable. The gorgeous views begin as soon as you start the trail and never stop. We received word of a Mountain Lion at the top, but we continued on and never saw it. A beautiful hike! Must do when in BBNP!

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this hike! Great steady hike up the mountain with plenty of shade. I hiked in early am so the first three quarters of the hike was in the shade with the mountains blocking the sun. Once I got past the bear canisters, majority was in the sun and the trail got a lot rockier. I was a little freaked out by all the warnings about the 25 ft scramble at the top from other reviews here on AllTrails...WAY over hyped. Not that challenging or intimidating and afforded breathtaking views. I can easily see why this is the top rated trail in the park...it’s awesome!

hiking
3 months ago

Busy trail with great views.

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