El Paso Tin Mines Trail

EASY 92 reviews

El Paso Tin Mines Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Paso, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike to the only tin mines ever in the USA. From the trailhead, climb to the top of the concrete dam. Turn south (left) on the dam and follow the trail right to the bottom of the dam. Turn north and follow the trail 0.15 miles north until you see a gate directly to your left. Turn west (left), proceed past the gate, pick up the jeep road curving north-west, and follow this road all the way to the junction at 2.75 miles. From the junction, turn south (left) for the south mne and smelter. (Follow the narrow trail west past the mine for the entrance.) Proceed straight ahead and curve north to the north mine. (Follow stairs down below the mine for the lower entrance.) Bring a flashlight.

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1 month ago

hiked to the mines, the trail is a little rocky in spots but still a nice hike. remember sun screen!

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1 month ago

it was aight

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1 month ago

great hike. almost went past the mines. needs more signs on where to go/ where its at

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2 months ago

Great easy morning hike. Spotted three deer on the way.

2 months ago

Great Hike! I took my e daughters ages 13, 11, and 9. We took cardiac hill up as opposed to using the Tin mine trail, which made it a bit more challenging. We took the Tin mine trail all the way back down to the gate. Total trip was about 3 hours.

2 months ago

Such a lovely hike! We did get a bit of some rain, but barely noticed because we were having so much fun!!

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4 months ago

Easy to access and sunsets are spectacular!