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!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
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
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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