Hike the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend NP

Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Autumn, Winter

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    4.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1130 Feet

Forest
Scenic

Moderate day hike with spectacular views of the Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park. 

If you are looking for expansive views of the Chisos Basin in Big Bend NP, the Lost Mine and South Rim Trails are MUST do's!  The South Rim Trail is a much longer 12+ mile hike (best views in park) which some will overnight or experience in a full day trek.  If you do not have time for the South Rim Trail, you have to hike the Lost Mine Trail! There is a small parking area off of Basin Junction Road which will fill up quickly after the am hours.  No restrooms or water at the trailhead so make sure to plan accordingly. The entire trail is pretty exposed offering views that keep getting better and better as you ascend. The trail is very well maintained and can get busy but the views are 100% worth it. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera 
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Nice hike with great views from the top. Saw a rattlesnake on the trail, so be careful!

4 months ago
4 months ago

This day hike is amazing. It's a tough one. You have quite a bit of climbing to do, but the trails are pretty easy. You don't have to climb over boulders or anything. The views are breathtaking.

7 months ago
7 months ago

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