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Great hike!

Loved this hike out to the old mine. Parking at the trail head was challenging. Ended up parking... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Valley Center, California
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Fun hike with some history

I hiked the full loop & finished as the sun was setting. It is a peaceful hike, but you will work... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
San Diego, California
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Lost Horse Mine Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is considered a moderate hike within Joshua Tree which seems about right. Definitely get the feeling that you are being challenged beyond the normal 1 mile hikes in the park but not anything that you can't handle. Hike out to the mine was rolling...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Super views and great hike. The trails are quite easy but be careful going downhill. I skidded and scraped myself up well. It's worth the trip to do thus hike.

1  Thank mustchr
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Loved this hike out to the old mine. Parking at the trail head was challenging. Ended up parking a few hundred yards down the road. Trail is in good shape. Can be strenuous due to some elevation changes. Be sure to bring plenty of water.

Thank SDNorthCountyTrekker
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Lost Horse Mine is an abandoned gold/silver mine and accessed from the Lost Horse Mine Road off Keys View Road. At the end of the road, there is a small parking lot and a 2 mi/3.2 km one-way trail to the mine. The trail is...More

1  Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A little planning will made this a great hike. From the parking area the mine works are about 2 miles of slight elevation change trail. Most people go to the mine ruins, then return the same way.The Lost Mine Loop Trail can be hiked as...More

1  Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I hiked the full loop & finished as the sun was setting. It is a peaceful hike, but you will work up a sweat during the first portion. Bring some water & your camera!

Thank urbanliberty
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

There are such a variety of views along this trail. We really enjoyed taking a couple of hours to take in the quiet and the changing views along the way. If you have the time, I highly recommend this hike when you visit the park....More

Thank freedom212121
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We hiked the loop trail (6.2 miles) which was a lot of steep up and down for the first half. A narrow trail heads up the hill to the old mining equipment and building foundations...a great place for a snack. The last half of the...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Always looking for a hike that meets several criteria, (1) ends in an interesting destination, (2) long enough to be great exercise but not exhaust you completely say 2 to 5 miles, (3) does not overdo elevation gain and make it too strenuous say 500...More

2  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We hiked the 2-mile trail to the mine and back, for a total 4-mile hike. I was disappointed in this trail - I thought that it was not particularly scenic and not an iota of shade anywhere (yes, I know...it's the desert!). I think my...More

1  Thank C-S-TravelersFromCA
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