Lake Jackson Forest Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Jackson, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
22 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


over grown

Lake Jackson Wilderness Park is bordered by Buffalo Camp Bayou and the Brazos River bottom-land forest. It also parallels The Wilderness Golf Course, but you can only vaguely see the course during the hike. Primitive camping is allowed with approval, and there is one interpretive nature loop in the park. Other activities here include boating, fishing, picnicking, and bird-watching. The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is just across the bayou from the entrance to Wilderness Park. Do not veer off onto any small paths that take you into the forest. These are not part of the parks trail system and it is best to stay on the marked trails.

4 months ago

This is not a good trail if conditions are wet. The trail is dirt which turns to mud that sticks to your boots. The spider webs where terrible, bring a walking stick to clear the trail.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Can you find the secret campsite? ;)

mountain biking
Sunday, June 07, 2015

It was alright. A few shady people back there and that kinda made me feel sketchy. The trail itself was pretty nice. We were only able to bike about 3/4 of a mile back though. All that rain brought the river up and it completely blocked us from going any further. Will give it another try in a few weeks and see if it's any different.

trail running
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nice trail, a bit more walker than others in the area but parts are still unmowed. Watch out for spiders and webs. The best scenery is before you begin the trail at the boat slip. If you watch carefully, you can see a large concrete drainage dam. It's kinda neat to walk on.

9 months ago

9 months ago

recorded No

Sunday, January 15, 2017