Scenic Overlook Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bastrop, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain298 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Dakota McCallister
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HikingGreat!

Fun warm up trail! It was pretty easy, and overall very scenic. All of the ferns are so beautiful, and we saw so much wildlife along the way! I will definitely do this one again next time I visit.

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Eric Vawter
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Jamie Crenshaw
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Great, moderate trail for families. Took us about 90 minutes.

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Austin Jacobs
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good, but not great

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Trey Barnett
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Loved it. Lots of flint rock. Kinda sharp for my dog. But also lots of Sandy paths. Great hike

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Sheila Hauer
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Sal Espinosa
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Interesting to see the contrast between the burnt areas & areas not damaged. Very few people.

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Jesse Shields
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Very well maintained.

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Michael Cullinan
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Bob Luck
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It's "OK" I suppose. Can't compare to a Colorado mountain hike but it's nice for the area.

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Mark Watson
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Darren Latvala
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Perfect Day! Very peaceful on the trails!

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Sean Casey
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HikingGreat!

Really interesting and pretty - it's sandy, the new growth pine trees are gorgeous, and the single-track trail through the woods and meadow areas is beautiful.

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Ray Baker
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Really nice

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Rebecca McDuff
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Takanori Kajihara
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Flora is basically pine trees. Even though there is some elevation, it may not be tough in this short distance. You can see old CCC fountains at the northwest of the Scenic overlook trail. Out and back through the same route is not ideal, so I recommend using Post Oak Spur, which offers good scenery of bracken ferns.

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Daniel Chavez
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Darren Latvala
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Started out as an overcast day with rain in the forest and turned out to be an absolutely perfect December afternoon! Trails were not busy, the scenery is absolutely stunning, and the weather was outstanding! Throughout my hike I stopped to take tons of pictures and videos, as well as meditation along the way. During these stops I never pause the hike, I allow the recording to continue throughout the entire duration! I absolutely loved this hike and will revisit as it isn’t too far from home base!

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Kim McAuliffe
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Great for a morning hike! We did just under 5 miles and enjoyed the varied terrain and scenery.

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Jill Bailey
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Natalie Welch
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Jonny Sanders
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Stan Babbitt
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Sarah Barad
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Fairly easy to follow, not all paths are open. Nice temp, enjoyed the shaded areas.

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Jimmy Milla
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Allan Large
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HikingGreat!

Nice hiking. Varying amounts of tree cover but mostly open. The different trail options are really good !

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Kati Schantz
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trail definitely has minimal if any tree coverage. make sure you have tons of water. part of the purple trail is closed, so had to call an audible and take the old road bed trail. itwas good for the pupper as he is exhausted. make sure you wear hiking boots as most of the trail is rocky or sandy.

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Dave Nixon
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We added on part of the Lost Pines Loop to the Scenic Overlook. All in all good hike with nice elevation change. As most reviews say there is not much shade so an early morning or late day hike would be fine.

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Elisabeth Stover
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Ed Spillane
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HikingGreat!

Great trail with beautiful view from the top.

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