Lost Mine Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Lost Mine Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Terlingua, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Directions from Basin Road, TX: Travel until the mile marker 5

12 hours ago

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1 day ago

Loved this trail! The views were amazing!

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11 days ago

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14 days ago

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29 days ago

Great hike! I can see why it's so popular. Lots of uphill (1000ft-2.2miles), but worth the climb. The 360 degree views from the top are spectacular. Be prepared to see more people on this trail than other hikes in the park.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

It was fun but hot

hiking
2 months ago

Our family of four (ages 12 to 43) did this hike on a beautiful summer morning. We started at sunrise, which kept us in the shade for almost the entire hike. A mama bear and three cubs greeted us (from a safe distance on the next ridge) at the halfway point. The 1,100 foot elevation change is just about perfect for a half-day hike for casual hikers like us. The vegetation and vistas made for some great pictures. Also, the view of the basin from the top is fantastic. You end up on a rocky point with long, sheer drops on three sides. Stuff this hike into your itinerary in Big Bend. You won't be disappointed. Parking was full when we finished at 10am, but it was empty at 7am. Do this trail first thing in the morning and have breakfast at the top instead of at your tent or the Lodge.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Probably the most spectacular hike I have ever been on in terms of views. Unlike other hikes I have done in NC and SC, Lost Mine Trail has views in various directions for much of the hike. One doesn't even need to do the whole hike to see some great scenery. My only complaint would be that it's a very popular and busy trail with very little parking. We had to park on the side of the road about two switchbacks down the mountain, since the parking lot was full. Get there early! Still, very highly recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike! Love the challenge on the way up, and the views are spectacular.

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2 months ago

Great hike with amazing views. Best of the Big Bend.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Best hike in Big Bend!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago