Big Horn Mine Trail

EASY 545 reviews
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Big Horn Mine Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily 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 bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 633 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Great, leisurely hike with some inclines peppered along the way to give you a good sweat. Beautiful scenery through the entire trail. An Adventure Pass is required to park here. Please remember: Wear appropriate footwear. Practice “Leave No Trace” etiquette If you want to see the entrance of the mine, you will need to climb up the broken wood. There are steel bars blocking the entrance to the mine. DANGEROUS WITH SNOW.

hiking
1 day ago

Bring bug spray. Trust me, just do it.

hiking
rocky
washed out
3 days ago

recorded Big Horn Mine Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Little bit of a scramble in some wash out but the kids could do it. All the graffiti is shameful.

hiking
15 days ago

real easy trail but trail is closed due to a large wash outright before the mine

hiking
20 days ago

Would give this more stars, but the huge amount of graffiti and toilet paper makes it a bummer.

hiking
1 month ago

nice trail with great views along the way. will be coming back soon to check out Charles Tom Vincents cabin.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and 1 year old son did this trail today. Funny, some people returning as we were headed towards it thought they’d found the mine. Do not be deceived. The first mine isn’t THEE mine. Go another another mile and you’ll find it. The view from the old minery was awesome. Go above the structure to find the mine. The door is open. Tracks are right in front of you. See how far in you dare to go. Just bring a headlamp/flashlight and you’re good. Can only imagine how spooky it would be at night !

hiking
1 month ago

Nice Trail. Some parts crumbling away but manageable. Shady spots here and there if you go when it's warm.The mine is cool. unfortunately a lot of idiots have graffitied it pretty badly. Make sure you have your Wilderness permit.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve done this trail twice!! Beautiful views and the cave is fun to explore! Bring flashlights!! I’ve taken my kids both times and they love it! The trail is a little washed out in a couple areas but not bad. Definitely recommend this trail!!

fun easy hike for all levels. very cool ghost mine at the end of the trail. Amazing views of Mt.baldy an west baldy.

hiking
1 month ago

Brought a 10 and 7 year old here for one of their first hikes and did the whole thing. Washed out parts slow you down but views almost the entire way are so beautiful. Make sure your kids pee before and be ready to climb wood boards to meet the mines.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

nice little trail. explore within the cave! there are lots of routes and people have drawn on the walls and put out a string line so you can find your way back.

hiking
1 month ago

Very beautiful hiking trail!! Amazing spots for great photos!! Take PLENTY of water on hot days!! DONT FORGET YOUR FLASHLIGHTS TO GO IN THE MINES.! Phone flashlight is okay depending how comfortable you are when it’s pitch black. I recommend actual flashlights!

Hot and exposed. Bring plenty of water for you and your dog. Small sections are washed out but passable.

hiking
2 months ago

when you get to the parking lot follow the "mine gulch trial" to your left and then ahead you will see another sign showing the "big horn mine " i don't think it was the 3.9 miles that it says because it took less time to get to the end so probably is like 2 miles and something, easy hike just make sure to wear proper shoes because is rocky and is probably going to take you an hour and something to finish the first part going to a moderate pace✌

hiking
bugs
washed out
2 months ago

Whoever labeled this as easy must be an expert hiker lol. We did this trail in about 3 hours, there are washed out segments so take your time. The view from the mine out over the mountains is simply beautiful! If you want to go into the mine, there’s a small climb. Definitely can’t wait to do this again with my brother!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail to big horn mine is not marked at the beginning of the trail. Start at the trail for Mine Gulch, the trail then splits and is labeled. we went one mile, the trail is washed out. many have crossed the wash out, but we are novice hikers and unsure of being able to get back up the wash. Beautiful views!

hiking
blowdown
bugs
off trail
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

Nice moderate Trail. A little hard where the trail is out but overall great views

hiking
washed out
2 months ago

Went 6/2/19 There a couple of areas that are washed out, but very doable. Clear and easy trail the whole way. Sporadic and little shade.

hiking
3 months ago

Was a fun pretty easy hike. Just a bit of a challenge getting up the wood pieces to get into the mine. Not sure if there was another way to enter it. But we got in. It was pitch black. We were glad we had our headlights. Super fun!

3 months ago

Enjoyed this hike, the views of the mountains were amazing. Only downfall, part of the trail is missing but it just made it a little more challenging.

hiking
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

There’s a part of the trail that got washed off, but you can still make it through.

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