Looking for a great trail in Brazos Bend State Park, Texas? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Brazos Bend State Park ranging from 0.7 to 5 miles and from 52 to 72 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, equestrian, and fishing. Six lakes are easily accessible to fishermen, with piers located at 40-Acre, Elm and Hale Lakes. Visitors are cautioned to pay due respect to alligators, which are numerous in some areas of the park. There are at least three free interpretive programs and hikes offered every weekend. Interpretive staff and volunteers offer weekday guided hikes and programs for schools and other educational organizations. Fees and reservations required. The Nature Center is open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m - 3 p.m. and Sat & Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. It's "Habitats and Niches" display offers an unusual "hands-on" alligator discovery area, a tactile model of the park, freshwater aquarium, live native snake species, a touch table and an open-captioned orientation video for all visitors including those with hearing impairments. The George Observatory is located in the park and is open Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information on stargazing programs/passes and other programs, call the Observatory at 979/553-3400 or at 281/242-3055 (as a satellite of the Houston Museum of Natural Science) or visit the George Observatory web site. Shop for gifts at the headquarters gift shop, the Visitor Center, and at the George Observatory.

mountain biking
closed
muddy
13 days ago

Trail was closed this weekend, not sure how long it has been closed.

hiking
bugs
muddy
15 days ago

No inclines or declines so it's great for casual walking/riding. a lot of nice scenery but WATCH OUT for the spider webs!

hiking
1 month ago

Our favourite trail! A nice loop around the lake. If you bring your dog keep it close and on the path as many gators can be encounter. Also, not much shade, so if taking your dog avoid middle of the day walks.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

great! except when wet.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy wide trails. Horseshoe trail was empty compared to Elm Trail

Very good trail to go for long runs. Just watch out for the gators close to the banks.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail lots of wildlife including gators which is always a nice treat.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent trail lots of wildlife to view from waterfowl to alligators sunbathing.

Nice trail, easy to do with kids, and if you really pay attention you can spot many different birds

on Creekfield Lake Trail

walking
9 months ago

Easy trail around a lake turning into marsh lands. Nice trail to view aquatic birds including herons, egrets, ibises and ducks.

Very nice short stroll that can be accomplished in as little as 30 minutes. Most of the path is either paved or a boardwalk. The trail includes several boardwalk overlooks on the lake great for viewing the resident birds as well as bullfrogs and alligators. The previous review said this was a great spot to find baby alligators and we were not disappointed. We saw a group of nearly a dozen recent hatchlings as well as a 5-6 foot adult.

walking
10 months ago

A simple, quick trail. You can take your time or run it. We saw 3 alligators! Since we were walking those 3 sighting revved up my heart rate, that’s for sure.

Nice hike, I wish the trail head was more easy accessible from the parking area.

Fun hike for the family... kids 3-6 handlers it fine!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy loop with a beautiful view of the lake.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

excellent

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

One of my favorite trails at the park and much less travelled. Lots of shade and frequent glimpses of wildlife.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Great trail even young kids can easily walk and hike. I’ve always seen gators on it every time I walk it.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saw deer, plenty of birds, and gators. Very easy and shady trail with beautiful greenery.

Beautiful trail. Gators galore!

hiking
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Used to come here as a kid (At least i think this is it... we called it the "Alligator Park"...) Great little park from what I remember! Lots of pavilions and grills. The walkway was well-maintained and had lots of docks along the way to get a better view of the gators and lily-pads and stuff. I'll always remember the giant-ass gator that was sleeping on the trail. His head must've been 4' long, but nobody noticed him 'til we were within a dozen feet or so!

I only walked part of Bluestem Trail and part of Riverview Trail. Bluestem was pretty and I would like to hike all of it. However Riverview Trail was disappointing. It's wide like a single lane graveled road, but there is no clear view of the Brazos River. I could tell where the river but so much brush and trees separate you from it. Maybe at the very end you get to see the river, but I didn't find out. I turned around about halfway through the trail. Also very little shade on Riverview Trail.

walking
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It was a pretty stroll. I saw so many butterflies!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Easy trail with a great chance to view wildlife / gators! Good trail for Brazos Bend (or any trail) newbies. Wide trail path with lots of scope for sharing the trail with runners, bikers, dogs and the like. Lots of viewing points as well.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Easy hike. Great for kids. I’ve seen up to 20 deer on this trail in the late afternoon. I’ve never seen a gator though. Lots of Hogs at times as well.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Pretty decent trail

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Great trail with a lot of gators and birds to see. Literally walked by giant gators lying by the trail. One snapped near the edge while we stopped to take a picture.

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