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
1,099 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
3 days ago

Very nice trail. It is well maintained and beautifully constructed. The views at the top are magnificent!

27 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous view from the top. Super worth it!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Bears are sited!

1 month ago

Gorgeous view

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views. Great trail

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail with great views. Also saw a black bear from a distance, but it didn't get close.

1 month ago

Magnificent views, and a good chance to see a black bear.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

A good decent workout with great views! Saw a black bear sow and cubs. Signs of Moutain lion. Clouds swirling around Casa Grande at sunset were sublime.

hiking
1 month ago

Today was my second time attempting this hike. Last year, I hiked it at the beginning of August and it was about 72 degrees. It was breezy, so it was bearable! Amazing views the entire way. The top was the best part. Today we encountered a lot of clouds/ mist, so we only went up to the mile mark. However, just before we got onto the trail, we came face to face with a bear just past the parking lot. Due to the excessive rain/ time of year, the bears are more active (an abundance of berries etc)! One of the best hikes in the park!

1 month ago

Good views of Pine Valley Canyon and waterfall

2 months ago

Did the trail last month! It was amazing scenery all the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike if you are looking for an afternoon or morning hike in Big Bend. There is an excellent view just a mile up or so at a saddle if you are in a big hurry, but the view from the top is even better. The hike starts with a light to moderate incline through pinyon pine forest before climbing some steeper switchbacks towards the end. In early March, temperatures were in the mid 70s with low humidity. It can get breezy since you are in a mountain gap however, so be prepared.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike through the forested north side of casa grande. The guide said you only need to hike about a mile to get one of the best views in the park and I couldnt agree more. Ended up going all the way to the top and enjoyed the rest of the hike but the views didnt get much better since some rain showers and fog made visibility drop considerably. Took about 3 hours round trip. 2 hours up and 1 hour to come down. My GPS showed the distance as 5 miles total

2 months ago

Great hike. Not too difficult. Bears reported but we didn’t see any.

hiking
2 months ago

Completed this trail in August 2018. It was our 1st time in Big Bend and the 1st hike we completed in the park. We began at 5pm and it took a couple of hours to complete. Afternoon clouds helped with the August heat and made it bearable. The gorgeous views begin as soon as you start the trail and never stop. We received word of a Mountain Lion at the top, but we continued on and never saw it. A beautiful hike! Must do when in BBNP!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Busy trail with great views.

hiking
3 months ago

Overall about a 3-hour hike. Loved the views, sounds, and cactuses along the way. It’s a bit steep, more towards the end. The top view is totally worth it! Be sure to get there early to get a parking spot.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views every step of the way! We started out around 8am on a July day and had a nice breeze and plenty of shaded spots throughout our hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail to start off Big Bend with for me, nice and easy climb to the summit, great views from the top, I did hike in middle of July with about a 4:30pm start in 98 degree heat, only drank 2 liters of water. Hike was fairly quick but I did spend a lot of time up top with my GoPro. Definitely recommend this for even the beginner hiker.

hiking
4 months ago

Steep at times, this is a nice trail with some great views towards the end. People afraid of heights will be ok, they just might not want to stand to close to the edges. Lots of switchbacks, but nothing too serious. Small parking lot, so get there early to get a spot and avoid the crowds. We passed tons of people on our way down.

hiking
5 months ago

Second time doing this hike. The most popular in Big Bend for good reason! One of my favorite parts is if you hike early you get to be in the shade for most of the hike- which is a rarity in the park. Our five year old kids were able to complete it on their own (with minimal cajoling).

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyable moderately easy hike. Can be done quickly but best with several stops along the way as it offers several great views along the route. Nothing treacherous along the way and the views at the top are great!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike. Wonderful views on the summit. I'm 58 years old and took several breaks on the way up and made the climb just fine. Do expect a slightly steeper and more difficult path grade near the top. This is my favorite trail in the park!

5 months ago

Great trail!

6 months ago

Did this with my entire family, ranging in age from 24 to 64. Great hike, manageable with beautiful views at the end. Plan to finish by 4 pm as it can get foggy or rainy and obscure the views.

hiking
6 months ago

My favorite trail at Big Bend. If you can only go a mile - do it! Great views. Get there early - the too small parking lot fills up fast.

hiking
6 months ago

Stunning views from the top! Steady climb up but plenty of rest points with benches to take a water break and enjoy the different view points.

hiking
6 months 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.

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