Lost Horse Mine
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Ashley W
Palm Springs, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Lost Horse Mine: Historic treasure! Exploring the old mine site and learning about its gold rush past was fascinating. A must-see in Joshua Tree!
Written 17 April 2024
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allifromWI
West Bend, WI310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a pretty difficult hike. It’s only about 500 feet in rise in elevation over the course of the trail, but you go up & down a fair amount. The trail is also eroded badly in many places, which makes it a more difficult hike. The mine remnants aren’t really explained, so you don’t really know what you’re looking at. There’s a sign that describes what the mine itself was like, but not much more than that (information about the mining process, what the structures were, etc.).
Written 7 January 2024
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Cindy C
Hailey, ID179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This very popular hike leads to a mine perched high on a hill. Much of the equipment like old boilers and tanks are still around.
Written 14 April 2023
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Joanne D
Hackettstown, NJ74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
I can't believe that none of the reviews I read mentioned the VERY SHORT climb to the top of Lost Horse Mountain behind the old mine. EPIC panoramic views that are truly breathtaking.
Written 24 March 2023
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Juanita W
110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We did this hike first thing before it got too hot and the parking lot filled up. The footing was good, there was lots to see in addition to the mine, and it was the right distance for us. The history of the mine was explained clearly.
Written 25 February 2022
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daacda
Dayton, OH30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
A great, scenic hike if you do the entire 6+ mile loop. It feels longer than 6, just saying:) The views are amazing and make it worthwhile. The last few miles are flat and sandy. Enjoyed it very much!
Written 17 November 2021
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Stef4115
Annandale, VA1,275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a much more strenuous hike that I had anticipated, and we decided to try it toward sunset, after hiking and bouldering in the park all day long.. we were exhausted, so this was not a good choice.

The hike itself is beautiful, but it is quite hilly .. more hilly than my poor aching hips could handle at the end of the day. Plus we were there as the sun set and as soon as it did, you could feel the cool wind coming down the mountain .. it’s amazing how quickly the temperature drops in the desert. We got to the last crest and could see the mine, but determined that it was about another half mile to go and we were afraid that we wouldn’t get back to our car before full sunset and the parking lot said that the site closed at sunset.

The mine itself looked very interesting, however, it is surrounded by a chain link fence, which was a disappointment. I guess too many people couldn’t keep their hands and feet off of it.

The very best part of the hike was all the little dung beetles that came out for the evening. They lock their bodies with their abdomens in the air, and as the moisture collects on it, it then runs down into their mouths and they get their moisture that way. Desert creatures are quite inventive when it comes to survival. If you are there around sunset, PAY ATTENTION to your feet and don’t step on the beetles.. they are black and easy to see, so no excuses.
Written 18 October 2019
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Foodie4Life1982
Seattle, WA417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is worth the hike!! About 2.2 miles from the trailhead. Quite a bit of elevation. How did they even build this here?
Written 26 May 2019
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John L
Arlington, VA72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
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 hills through the desert with some great scenes, starting at 4700 ft and ending at 5200 ft at the mine. 2 miles pretty much each way which will take you about 2 hours with time for breaks at the mine and along the way. Can do the whole loop if you're feeling strong (we didn't).
Written 23 June 2018
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mustchr
Alberta195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 31 March 2018
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