Lively Loop is a 7.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 7.6 km Elevation Gain: 97 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


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:

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over grown
Sat May 18 2019

Very muddy and in some parts the trail is completely rutted out. Very overgrown in some areas and is hard to keep on the trail. Pretty rolling hills, didn't have much shade so it would have been rough if it hadn't been raining. Saw quite a few deer but no other wildlife, did not see another person the whole time I was out.

Sat Feb 02 2019

Well marked trail, lots of rocky out croppings on the downhill sections, use caution when navigating these areas as you may blow out a tire. Also look out for cacti that have over-grown the trail because present an additional tire hazard. Rode this trail with my 10 year old son if that tells you anything about the difficulty of this trail.

Mon Jan 21 2019

some shady areas, some sunny. flat in places, rocky in others..takes you through some wooded areas. easily navigable. well marked.

Fri Sep 28 2018

Got attacked by Prickly Pear tines!!! My own fault don’t touch them note to self!!!

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