Brazos Bend State Park, Elm and 40-Acre Lake Trails

Houston, Texas 77079

Brazos Bend State Park, Elm and 40-Acre Lake Trails

Brazos Bend State Park, Elm and 40-Acre Lake Trails Professional Review and Guide

"This hike combines loops around two of the park’s lakes for a scenic route that practically guarantees alligator sightings. This rock and caliche trail leads into wooded bottomland of sprawling oaks, snarly brush, and palmettos along the deep slough, passing a lot of moss-covered fallen trees and logs that dogs will want to sniff.

The hike then continues around to the right of 40-Acre Lake, where you will see and hear a plethora of ducks, egrets, herons, and other birds and may spot the occasional gator. The route passes a turnoff to Hoot’s Hollow Trail, then the Prairie Trail, and crosses a parking lot, where there are restrooms, water, and a picnic area."

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Trail Information

Houston
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
65 feet
Trailhead Elevation
65 feet
Top Elevation
Brazos Bend State Park
Local Contacts
Brazos Bend State Park Trails Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018