Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail

Bastrop, Texas

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The park has picnic areas, campsites, cabins, lodges, and a swimming pool with a bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. In addition to the Lost Pines Trail, there are another 3.5 miles of hiking trails. White-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, and armadillos live in the woods, as do many species of birds. Bird checklists are available at park headquarters. Bastrop State Park is part of the “Lost Pines,” an area of loblolly pine and hardwoods separated from the East Texas Pineywoods by about 100 miles of rolling post oak woodlands. Considered the most westerly stand of loblolly pines in the United States, the area covers about 70 square miles.

Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The park has picnic areas, campsites, cabins, lodges, and a swimming pool with a bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. In addition to the Lost Pines Trail, there are another 3.5 miles of hiking trails. White-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, and armadillos live in the woods, as do many species of birds.

Bird checklists are available at park headquarters. Bastrop State Park is part of the “Lost Pines,” an area of loblolly pine and hardwoods separated from the East Texas Pineywoods by about 100 miles of rolling post oak woodlands. Considered the most westerly stand of loblolly pines in the United States, the area covers about 70 square miles."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bastrop
Distance: 8.2
Elevation Gain: 165 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 550 feet
Top Elevation: 572 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bastrop State Park
Local Maps: Bastrop State Park Lost Pines Hiking Trail Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/8/2010
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My boyfriend and I hiked the Lost Pines Trail and parts of another trail (total of about 10 miles). I don't really agree that this is a moderately difficult trail. It was almost entirely flat with very few ups or downs. It was a really pleasant hike with no surprises, but not a challenge. Aside from a few lizards and green beetles, we saw almost no wildlife, which was a disappointment. The scenery is okay, but it was 10 miles of the same ol' same ol'. There weren't very many people, which is always good. I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people to always have a roll of duct tape in their pack. You will probably never have to dig it out, but when you really need it, it's a life saver. My favorite old Lowa boots literally started falling apart about 3 miles into the hike. The soles started separating from the boots. By the time we got back to the car it looked like I was wearing space boots, I had so much tape holding them together.



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May 2018