Lost Mine Trail

MODERATE 125 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

hiking
6 hours ago

hiking
4 days ago

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

hiking
6 days ago

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

hiking
9 days ago

9 days 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.

11 days ago

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

hiking
12 days ago

really loved this hike. it's a relatively short hike with big payoffs almost immediately. it took us about 1 hr 15 mins to make up and 1 hr back down. we started at 7 am, stayed at the top for about an hour and made it back down a little past 10am. there were 2 other on the trail when we were hiking up. when we came down, saw another 10. this trail is so beautiful, it was a beautiful day, surprised not that many on this trail. I absolutely recommend it! you won't be disappointed!

14 days ago

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28 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Loved this trail! The views were amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

It was fun but hot

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago