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Old Tin Mine Hike

Join us for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.
8:00a to 12:00p
Sun, February 23, 2020
(915) 566-6441

Join us for a hike out to the El Paso Tin Mines, the remains of a mining operation from the early 1900s.

This is a moderate to difficult hike of 6 miles. The trail is a well-marked old jeep road with a gentle but steady climb for about 3 miles until you arrive to the mines. You can explore two of the old shafts and the ruins of the smelter before heading back the way you came.

Reservations required; to reserve your spot, call the office at (915) 566-6441.

Bring: water, snacks, flashlight, hiking boots/shoes, and comfortable clothes.

Optional: binoculars, hiking stick, camera, and a map.

Meeting location: Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park. We will meet in the parking lot at the end of Jon Cunningham. Look for the white TPWD truck and the Ranger on duty.

Fee: $8 for adults 13 years old and up; $3 for Texas State Park Pass holders, and $1 for children 12 and under. Please bring a check or exact change, as the Park Ranger guiding the hike will be unable to make change.

Directions: From highway 54, take the exit toward Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and turn onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn west onto Jon Cunningham Blvd; it will dead-end into the parking lot for Chuck Heinrich Park.