Big Horn Mine Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wrightwood, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.7 miElevation gain587 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingCaveForestRiverViewsRocky
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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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/angeles/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5194614 If wanting to see the entrance of the mine, users will need to climb up the broken wood. There are steel bars blocking the entrance to the mine.

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Louie Navarro
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Beautiful scenery.

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Katrina Dorsey
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Hiking

Trail was super nice and clear. Incline was okay and the weather was perfect.

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Ronda Greenlee-Berkowitz
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Hiking

No snow on the trail. Steady incline up most of the way.

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Anne Snyder
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I did this hike today (April 4) and there is very little snow left. I wore hiking boots and was very comfortable. At most you have to do 10 steps in the snow, but it is crunchy and the snow areas are flat so I had good traction and didn't slip. That being said, if you are at all unsteady, some microspikes wouldn't hurt! Highway 2 is closed just past Vincent Gulch parking lot. If you come in from the east, you'll be fine. You cannot come in from the west. Loved this hike. It's super simple to navigate and the terrain is easy. The payoff at the end is worth it! The mine is awesome!

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Joan Martinez
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Beautiful hike. Not too cold, slippery or icy. Went at noon Easter Sunday and pretty empty. Tee shirt & light sweater was fine.

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Mari Lopez
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Wish I would’ve known the trail road was closed!!!!!

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Paul J Frechette
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Good conditions pretty easy hike but well worth it at the end. The mine was cool

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Paula-Joanne Fisher
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Did all my homework online. However there were three places in particular that I would assess as very dangerous, despite having all the gear! How peoples do this walk in trainers I will never know! Lots of snow still on the ground. We took our dog, who is a well trained hiking lab. I would not recommend this trail for dogs. However all that what a spectacular place with great views.

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Yoel Quevedo
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HikingFeeGreat!IcyMuddyOff trailRockyScrambleSnowWashed out

Very cool didn't check to see if there was snow theres like 7 parts where you can fall or loose grip be very careful i didnt have anything prepared still made it with wet feet and maybe frostbite on hands Very fun some parts of snow are deep on trail your leg can fall through careful only walk where others are walking if possible. TREKKING poles reccomended Cave is above the end point where its collasped Cave is very cool and long be careful for the mineshafts dont fall in be aware of gases in mines maybe bring o2 sensor wear mask for dust PARKING PASS SOCAL ADVENTURE PASS NEEDED call rei, 711, bass pro shop, big 5 nearby they sell this pass. REI didnt have any for months and i was low on time so didn't use one. call ahead and besafe bring lights spikes RECC Use a stick as a trekking pole if you have to it could save you.

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Sarah Heredia
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Beautiful foggy morning!

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Aimee Bogle
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Such a great hike! There is quite a bit of snow on the trail, and lots of puddles and mud so waterproof boots are a must. Otherwise, the weather was awesome and the views were great!

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Michal Olender
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It was magical. The 3 miles of Highway 2 from Grassy Hollow to Vincent Gap was closed to traffic so I got it all to myself. The hike to the mine wasn't the easiest with all the snow, but it was worth it!

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Cris Hazzard
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Really neat hike that has some great views in addition to the old mine. Check out the video and tips before you go - Google HikingGuy Big Horn Mine

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Angel Picon
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Great for a day hike! Snow on the beginning part of the trail and a little chilly, so I recommend to wear some layers and bring some good hiking boots.

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Angela Fu
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Lacey McDaniel
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Such a fun hike!! Perfect for your pup to join along and have a good time. Will definitely return :)

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Bruce Smith
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Dan Moose
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It was fun Bring flashlight

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David Schmalz
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Backpacking

Amazing day, no wind. Spikes helped but were not strictly necessary. My friend and I decided to cross the ridge and bushwhack to add on the mine trail- we were the second to do so according to the prints.

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Blanca Gaona
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Absolutely beautiful! Cannot wait to come back again! There’s still several icy parts so if you have micro spikes I’d bring them. Don’t forget flashlights to explore the mine! That was my 6 year olds favorite part.

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