Pilant Lake to Bluestem Trail and Riverview Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews
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Pilant Lake to Bluestem Trail and Riverview Trail is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

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Great park with lots of trails to pick from. If you Park and start you hike by Elm lake you're bound to see a gator on the banks sunning themselves. They are pretty amazing to see in the wild.

hiking
1 month ago

Went a about a 4 mile hike - a loop we chose within this bigger loop - with our dog. Very pretty! Enjoyed the beaten path over the manicured. We would definitely go again! Just FYI, there is a $7 per person park entrance fee.

hiking
2 months ago

A very beautiful and clean park. Will definitely be going back!

hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

Great park with lots of trails to pick from. If you Park and start you hike by Elm lake you're bound to see a gator. We saw 3 gators and it was 60 degrees out on a January day. They were on the banks and Sunning themselves. They are pretty amazing to see in the wild. We also saw deer and a snake.

hiking
6 months ago

loved this park! took all 3 of my boys and we had the best time. they saw deer, all kinds of birds.. squirrels. we also visited the nature center where they were able to pet gators, snakes and see other animals. there was plenty of terrain and miles of trail. couldn't have picked a better spot for our afternoon!!

7 months ago

7 months ago

Very thankful that I live in a millennium where nature still exists

hiking
8 months ago

We parked near the Hale Lake Loop Trail and hiked part of that to get to the Bayou and Sawmill Trails before reaching the Riverview Trail on the way back. So we made a 7.5 mile loop today. Beautiful, clear, wide trails. I don't know how likely you are to see alligators on this side of the park, away from the larger waters. We did not see one nor expect to. We did see so many deer tracks, raccoon prints and wild hog ruts. And walked up on an armadillo! It let us watch it a long while as it ate - pretty neat!
Yes, great trails at Brazos Bend State Park!

8 months ago

Too many gators for small children and pets, but beautiful landscape with lots of exploring to be done.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Park says they have never had a human fatality from a gator. I'm skeptical. They are big and everywhere. Awesome hike. Was able to walk by most but had to backtrack twice due to big gators on trail. Highly recommend, but stay alert.

mountain biking
8 months ago

I enjoy riding the trails at BBSP. The trails are easy. The Red Buckeye Trail is especially enjoyable on a bike. Love seeing wildlife and taking pics of the beautiful oaks at the park. Nice to have these trails as an option for a fun and quick ride.

8 months ago