We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great, fun hike with beautiful views!

We did this hike early in the morning (7:30 AM). It was not too challenging and not crowded at all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cary W
,
Seattle, Washington
via mobile
Good Choice on Hot Day

When we visited Big Bend, it was pushing 109, so this semi shaded hike seemed like a good choice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pfefmeister
,
Petaluma, California
via mobile
Read all 216 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Five-miles round-trip, this trail is fairly easy compared with many other hikes in the park.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Big Bend National Park, TX
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (216)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did this hike early in the morning (7:30 AM). It was not too challenging and not crowded at all. The views are beautiful throughout the hike. As we came back down around 10AM and the foot traffic was definitely picking up. The good news...More

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we visited Big Bend, it was pushing 109, so this semi shaded hike seemed like a good choice. It is about 5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1100', and the switchbacks up are well graded. There are benches strategically placed in...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lost Mine Trail parking lot is very close to The Chisos Mountain Lodge and is best accessed either early morning or at dusk. The trail is clearly marked and starts off as a paved trail, but quickly turns to a gravel trail which is...More

Thank Back4morefun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost Mine Trail is a 4.8 mile trail (2.4 miles to the top and back) that leads to the top of one of the Chisos mountains. They labeled it a moderate hike because parts of the trail are rocky and one section is a bit...More

Thank loveyoumoretoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was day two hike. We went in the morning and compared to the river and desert hikes, it is much better due to the cooler temps (90's), took a total of 4 hrs for my family, youngest 12. Gave us a heck of a...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not pro hikers and we've only been to a few camping trips so I don't think we have much experience with hiking and being in the wilderness. Taking all those in account we agreed that Lost Mine Trail is a good hike for...More

Thank Kimo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lost Mine Trail is a great introductory hike to the Chisos Mountains. It's tough but not strenuous (like Emory Peak), and it offers amazing views of the other mountains the Basin all the way up. Start early to get a good parking spot and...More

1  Thank JDS43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the week we spent camping at the Chisos Basin Campground we day-hiked on several trails, but Lost Mine was our favorite. Although we're all in our 60's, we backpack regularly and stay in shape so the trail was moderately easy for us. It is...More

Thank MichiganWildflower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great hike straight up the mountain. Take lots of water! The views from the top are amazing!

Thank Wade W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are short on time this is one of the hikes you should definitely do. If you hike a lot this is an easy trail, if you don't like to walk from your car to the store then this may be the hardest thing...More

1  Thank Dave S
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant
586 reviews
2.21 km away
Starlight Theatre
783 reviews
33.48 km away
DB's Rustic Iron BBQ
68 reviews
27.07 km away
Thirsty Goat Saloon
16 reviews
48.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chisos Mountains
226 reviews
2.62 km away
The Window
229 reviews
5.33 km away
Emory Peak
81 reviews
3.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lost Mine Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit