3,460 ft
Distance
136 ft
Climb
-246 ft
Descent
4,163 ft
High Point

Mina Escondida Details

  • Riding area
    Big Bend Ranch
    Terlingua, Texas
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Oct - May
  • Global Ranking
    #8003

This is a short out-and-back off of the Tanque Tierra Loop. The trail is not maintained, nor has it been used as a road in 50 years. The Mina Escondida was operated for a brief period in the 1960s. The Railroad Commission has yet to fill in the shafts, as of 2014. The main reason I give this a Black Diamond rating is the remoteness and dangers associated with the desert.

Access Info

Watch for the turn on the Tanque Tierra Loop.

Disclaimer

WARNING NO WATER, NO CELL, NO HELP! Mines are inherently dangerous, do not approach openings in the ground or abandoned equipment. There may be poisonous gases emitted from shafts, and there is no chance of rescue from falls within mines.

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More Stats for Mina Escondida mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -110 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,956 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,972 ft
  • Grade
    -3.17%
  • Grade max
    -24.677%
  • Grade min
    18.89%
  • Distance climb
    1,512 ft
  • Distance down
    1,662 ft
  • Distance flat
    285 ft
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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