Lost Mine Trail

MODERATE 201 reviews
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Lost Mine Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Terlinguo, 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
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The lost mine trail serves as an outstanding introduction the flora and fauna of the Chisos Mountains, only 1 mile into the hike their is a saddle offering stunning views of Casa Grande and Juniper Canyon. The remainder of the trail climbs steeply in and out of juniper, oak, and pine forest. The trail abruptly levels out at the ridge with superb views of Pine Canyon and the Sierra del Carmen in Mexico.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful views all the way up as the sun rises through the early morning. The views from the top offer long distance vistas as well as much closer interesting geological shapes. The volume of trees growing in the shaded canyon to the east of the very top trail was an interesting surprise.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful trail with open, unobstructed views. Trail well maintained even with heavy foot traffic .

hiking
8 days ago

Start before sunrise for amazing views.

22 days ago

It’s a great hike great views!

hiking
23 days ago

This trail was very well maintained and marked. The views were very nice especially about a third of the way up. But the best view was at the top. We were in no rush to come down.

hiking
27 days ago

Best moderate trail in Big Bend National Park. Great views from the top. Limited parking at TH. In peak season, lot fills up early (an hour after sunrise). We did the hike on 3/24/18.

1 month ago

Fantastic trail with great views!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a phenomenal trail. The view at the top and along the way is awesome. Parking is limited so go in the morning. Also there's almost no shade so go early to avoid overheating.

hiking
1 month ago

I was nervous before doing this and reading all reviews. I am a 30 year old that is a smoker and overweight and haven’t worked out in months. I did this trail had to stop a few times but other than that an overweight smoker can definitely do it! Totally worth it! Lots of stopping points to enjoy views. The best one is definitely from the top!

1 month ago

We are new to the hiking game and a little out of shape in our late 40’s so it was hard on the legs trying to keep up with the teens. That said the views were stunning!

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike. On the trail at 8:30am. 8-10 year olds all made it without complaints. 3 hours round trip. Big fun!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Slightly challenging, awesome views at the top. Worth every second.

hiking
1 month ago

The views from the top are incredible.

hiking
2 months ago

The girlfriend and I took this hike last week and it was fantastic. We’re amateurs in the hiking game and found this trail to be everything we hoped long, for us, slightly challenging, and scenic. Ran into a few grazing whitetail deer along the way a couple times who weren’t fazed one bit by our intrusion adding to the experience.

hiking
2 months ago

Not the best trail in Big Bend - that goes to Emory Peak & South Rim... but if you're after a shorter hike with outstanding views, do this one. Go very early or late afternoon and avoid the crowds. If you have a torch, sunset from the top is nice.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/10/28/lost-mine-trail-big-bend-np/

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views, hard on out of shape legs, but definitely worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is amazing, we did this with our toddler in the carrier. The trail is shaded and steep in some places but worth is. Many places to rest and enjoy the view, is totally worth the time and effort.

3 months ago

Nice short hike with some serious pay off! Great views!

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this trail in evening, with the setting sun behind us, it made for some incredible views. However, it’s gets dark very fast as a lot of the Trail is covered by foliage. I preferred this trail over The Window, it was great!

3 months ago

Wonderful view from the top! Just beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best high dessert hikes in the US. The trails' pitch isn't unreasonable. Anyone in reasonable shape could leisurely stroll up in an a couple hours and down in half the time. There are remarkable vistas through the entire trail. Crowds are much thinner in the morning.

3 months ago

Great hike with great views.

4 months ago

Saw a bear!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is not to be missed. It was closed due to bear activity and opened the last day I was at Big Bend. The views were spectacular and I’m so glad that I got to soak them in.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Not super hard and great view at the end. We got to the trailhead early and saw it pay off as there was no parking left in the parking lot when we got back at 10am.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views and very steady incline making it fairly easy to crest with a steady pace.

hiking
5 months ago

The views at the top of the hike are worth the switchbacks.

hiking
5 months ago

Best hike in the park. I saw a black bear on the trail at the top Saturday, November 12, 2017.

5 months ago

Great day trail!! It is well marked and you have plenty of traffic for reassurance. It is a MUST when visiting Big Bend. BEAUTIFUL.

5 months ago

This was my wife and I first hike in big bend. very beautiful.

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