Hiking The Brazos Bend State Park

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Texas.

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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. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Brazos Bend State Park including Lone Star Trail, Double Lake Trail, Lake Bryan Park, Trail Between The Lakes, Huntsville State Park and Lake Somerville State ParkLake Houston State Park.

Brazos Bend State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Brazos Bend State Park (979) 553-5101; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Texas" from Dan Klepper

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

GPS:  29.366, -95.625

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/19/2016

ID:  7008

Brazos Bend State Park Hiking Map


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