Southwest of Houston and south of Richmond, the 4,900 acre Brazos Bend State Park is one of Texas most beautiful parks. Situated along the Brazos River, there are 25 miles of trails open to hiking through bottomland-hardwood forest and past lakes. There are gravel and paved trails. Keep an eye out for gators in the lakes!
To reach the trailhead from Rosharon, head west on SR1462 for 10 miles. Turn right heading north on SR762 for 1 mile to the park entrance.
To reach the trailhead from Houston, take Highway 59 South to the Crabb River Road exit. You may also take State Highway 288 south to FM 1462 West. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 North. From the south follow State Highway 288 North to the FM 1462 exit or take State Highway 36 to FM 1462 East. All routes are marked with brown signs to guide you.
Overall, Brazos Bend State Park is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Texas.