Brazos Bend State Park Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Brazos Bend State Park Trail is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

15.8 miles 311 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

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Fun Trail Traffic: Light weekdays, moderate weekends. Trail Surface: Crushed granite and dirt. 40-Acre Lake Loop Trail/Elm Lake Loop Trail has a hiking time of 2.5 hours for a distance 5.21 mile trail loops. Easy. Hale Lake Loop Trail 2.15 Miles loop, easy. Hiking Time 1.5 hours. Red, White, and Blue Trail 4.27 Miles loop. Hiking Time 2.5 hours Big Creek Loop Trail 2.76 Miles Two loops. Hiking Time 2 hours

hiking
14 days ago

loved this park! took all 3 of my boys and we had the best time. they saw deer, all kinds of birds.. squirrels. we also visited the nature center where they were able to pet gators, snakes and see other animals. there was plenty of terrain and miles of trail. couldn't have picked a better spot for our afternoon!!

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2 months ago

Very thankful that I live in a millennium where nature still exists

hiking
2 months ago

We parked near the Hale Lake Loop Trail and hiked part of that to get to the Bayou and Sawmill Trails before reaching the Riverview Trail on the way back. So we made a 7.5 mile loop today. Beautiful, clear, wide trails. I don't know how likely you are to see alligators on this side of the park, away from the larger waters. We did not see one nor expect to. We did see so many deer tracks, raccoon prints and wild hog ruts. And walked up on an armadillo! It let us watch it a long while as it ate - pretty neat!
Yes, great trails at Brazos Bend State Park!

2 months ago

Too many gators for small children and pets, but beautiful landscape with lots of exploring to be done.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Park says they have never had a human fatality from a gator. I'm skeptical. They are big and everywhere. Awesome hike. Was able to walk by most but had to backtrack twice due to big gators on trail. Highly recommend, but stay alert.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I enjoy riding the trails at BBSP. The trails are easy. The Red Buckeye Trail is especially enjoyable on a bike. Love seeing wildlife and taking pics of the beautiful oaks at the park. Nice to have these trails as an option for a fun and quick ride.

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4 months ago

Do not bring dog. Alligators will try to eat.

road biking
5 months ago

Beautiful, relaxing bike ride. Tons of wildlife.

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hiking
1 year ago

We had planned to take some of the trails near Hale Lake on the eastern end of the park, but those were off-limits due to hunting season. We opted to start at 40 Acre Lake, hike around The Elm Lake Loop, then take the long route back via the Pilant Slough Trail (about 6 miles total). The first part of our hike was very picturesque and alligator-filled, but it was a little more developed and populated than I prefer. There are restrooms and developed campsites galore, and tons of folks were running, biking, and fishing near the trails. The Pilant Slough Trail is quite beautiful. The weather couldn't have been better—only drank about 2L the entire outing and debated on whether to bring a light jacket at the outset (we didn't need it). I will definitely be back to explore a little more.