A Mysterious Trail In Texas Will Take You To The Original Mariscal Mine Ruins

Visiting abandoned places is typically frowned upon, but there’s a hike in Texas that takes you straight to an early 20th-century quicksilver mine in the middle of the desert. Mariscal Mine Trail, located in Big Bend National Park, is a short-and-sweet adventure leading to the remarkably well-preserved remains of a wildly successful mining operation. What an amazing history lesson!

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To learn more about the hike, visit its page on AllTrails. Click here for more information on the mine itself.

Have you ever embarked on the Mariscal Mine Trail? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments section below! Check out our previous article for another Texas hike that leads somewhere abandoned – in this case, to a spooky old sawmill in the middle of the woods.

Address: Mariscal Mine, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, USA