If you thought Texas was entirely built up of deserts and flatlands, this hike will prove you wrong. Located in the stunning Big Bend National Park, this scenic Texas hiking trail takes you high into the mountains where you will be greeted with the most awe-inspiring views above the clouds. If you're looking for an adventure like no other, look no further than here.
Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend is a trail that many flock to for the most extravagant views of the national park.
The trail is 4.7 miles, making it a bit of a hike but not too difficult for inexperienced hikers. You hike up 1300 feet in elevation to eventually get to the most incredible views.
On misty or cloudy days where the clouds hang low to the Earth, you will be able to stand at an elevation higher than them. It's like you're actually floating in the sky.
The trail leads you to a peak where you can get 360-degree views of the park below you. If words aren't enough to convince you of the beauty of this hike, maybe photos might!
To find the Lost Mine Trail, you will park at a small parking lot near the rim of Panther Pass. The trail is a bit more popular than some others in the park, so you might want to arrive early to guarantee parking.
You will get to admire the beauty of the Chisos Mountains from the peak, don't forget to take some cool shots of the scenery to document your journey.
You will come across so much wildlife, from varied vegetation to the many different types of birds in the area.
Next time you're hit with a Texas travel bug, this might be the place you have to venture out to.
Lost Mine Trail
Price: $30 per vehicle or $15 per person
Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Why You Need To Go: To get views that you can't find anywhere else in Texas. Stand above the clouds and breathe in the air from the great wilderness surrounding you.