40 Acre Lake Trail is a 2.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Needville, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 km Elevation Gain: 8 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Texas State Parks are open for day use. Due to COVID-19 parks require reservations. You must reserve and print day passes before you arrive, wear a face mask, practice social distancing in the park, and limit groups to 5 or less. More info can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/

hiking
5 months ago

Nearly flat loop around its namesake lake. Good birding and wildlife viewing: I saw several egrets, coots, herons, and alligators. Observation tower at northeast corner of loop offers fantastic view of the area.

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6 months ago

Most trails connect to make at least a 25 mile loop. Make sure it is dry. Mountain bike tires needed. Watch or poisonous snakes warming themselves on the trail.

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7 months ago

Save the best for last 12 alligators resting on the banks the big ones on back right side leading to yet another connected trail !

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of wild life on this trail at night!

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Wed May 22 2019

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.

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Tue Feb 19 2019

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

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Wed 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.

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Sun Oct 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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recorded Recording - Feb 08, 2:17 PM

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