Buescher State Park Trails

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Buescher State Park Trails is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Smithville, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.4 miles
403 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers



Some parts of this trail are closed but there is still plenty to see. Blue Trail has re-opened.

2 months ago

Section still closed. Still a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

10 months ago

Had good time with some challenges. Reunited 2 dogs with their owners. Trail had some hills. Walked thru meadows & small streams. Part of trail was still closed but plenty to still explore. Look out for the small rock structures off the path that people have built.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Very pleasant trail. Perfect length for our walk today. Lots of recently burned areas with no underbrush and charred trees. Should mention that half of the trails are closed.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

It was great except for the fact that half of the trail is closed for repairs.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Hiked the blue trail out and back late Saturday. Beautiful scenery. 3.2 miles out and back. Very hot and humid. Take plenty water. The entire park is very nice and was not crowded for holiday weekend.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Trail was great in spite of recent rains. A little muddy and some small run offs to cross in places. Will definitely do this one again!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Great trail and workout. A lot of down pine trees due to pine beetles. My map my walk measured 4.6 miles and the provided park map stated 3.6. There is enough shade, sun and breeze to make it enjoyable.

mountain biking
Friday, August 30, 2013

Nice trail system. Parts of the trails have been re-worked. The trail now routes through the woods rather than down the pipeline which is nice. New bridges have been built over sections of the dry creek drops making it easier to get through. Additional trails have been added as part of the transition of the trails into hike and "bike" trails. Mountain bikes are now welcomed. Be mindful of falling limbs and trees since the area has a lot of dead trees from pine beetles and the drought.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We completed the full 7.7 miles. This hike does not provide any scenic views but does provide tranquility. Be aware - there is a lot of tree stumps from new reworking of the trails and also tree roots throughout.

This hike was a nice leisure hike for the hot Texas summer. The trees provided a nice canopy.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Simple Hike, nice and shady for this hot summer.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A fairly simple hike that includes a pine forest and greenway/prairie that follows a natural gas pipeline.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Another note: the trail is not 12 miles. As stated by the designated trailhead signage, the trail is 7.7 miles round trip. Well established, easy trail with a few small hills. Due to the drought, the park rangers appear to be taking an active role in removing hazards of dead falling or felled trees. There is a green belt at about .3 miles in that serves as a natural gas pipeline route. Great place for a jog.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just a note. There are currently no trails in the park for mountain biking. The trails are hiking only. And i agree with the op, the trails are what i would consider easy to moderate. Very nive enjoyable trail system.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fairly scenic, would be better in spring/fall. When I went it was 100+ degrees and dry so the vegetation was mostly dried out (there has been a serious drought in Texas). Not a difficult hike as far as elevation change. I thought it was easy to moderate at best. Trails are well defined.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The trails are clearly marked. No bikes allowed. Wonderful hike with nice ups and downs.

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