Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail

Bastrop, Texas 78602

Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail

Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Combine portions of three trails into a 3-mile hike to see the best of Bastrop State Park. Start in the loblolly pines, towering 60 feet overhead. These are part of “Lost Pines,” the westernmost stand in Texas, separated from the East Texas piney woods by more than a hundred miles." Read more
"Combine portions of three trails into a 3-mile hike to see the best of Bastrop State Park. Start in the loblolly pines, towering 60 feet overhead. These are part of “Lost Pines,” the westernmost stand in Texas. In the spring, mating calls from the Houston toad, an endangered species, can be heard. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997, based on work done in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)." Read more

Bastrop State Park, Lost Pines Trail Reviews

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5/8/2010
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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Trail Information

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

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Dec 2018