Big Bend National Park one of our favorite hiking recommendations? Well, many first-timers chose the Lost Mine Trail as the very first hike they tackle in Big Bend, because of the length and moderate difficulty of the trail, and views like this are the stuff of memories. In fact, it is the first Big Bend trail our Texas Mountain Trail Executive Director hiked in the region.
Below is the trail information posted by the National Park Service on their website:
Lost Mine Trail
Difficulty: Moderate; Distance: 4.8 miles round trip
Begin at mile 5.1 on the Basin Road, limited parking
This trail serves as an outstanding introduction the flora and fauna of
the Chisos Mountains. With limited time, hike to marker 10 (about 1
mile), where a saddle offers 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. A
brochure is available at the trailhead.
Here's the link to other day hike information for Big Bend National Park.
Later this year, we'll announce a special hiking program, the Peak Fitness Challenge for Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Franklin Mountains State Park on our Texas Mountain Trail hiking page, www.texasmountaintrail.com/hike