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Lost Horse Mine

Lost Horse Mine Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Scenic hike, interesting mine

Lost Horse Mine is an abandoned gold/silver mine and accessed from the Lost Horse Mine Road off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
Great hike to abandoned mine works

A little planning will made this a great hike. From the parking area the mine works are about 2... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
lovetotravel92630
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Orange County
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“the loop” (12 reviews)
“great hike” (8 reviews)
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Lost Horse Mine Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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Reviewed 19 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 Errin404
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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
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Reviewed 22 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
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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
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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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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This definitely wasn't my favorite hike, it was long, dusty and not much to look at until you get to the mine. If your looking for scenery, I would suggest skipping this hike.

Thank Traci H
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

I'll be the first to say I'm out of shape. Could stand to lose about 100 lbs and have a BMI of 4000 or so but I can still run 1/4 mile carrying 25lbs of gear for work so I'm not totally dead yet. I...More

3  Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Summary for the longer 6+ mile loop trail: --get to the parking lot at the trailhead early. By the time we got back to the lot it was full and there's no overflow parking --requires actual hiking boots, though trail running shoes might be ok....More

Thank Richard H
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