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Bastrop State Park: Scenic Overlook Trail & Lost Pines Loop

Intermediate
 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easy to moderate lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bastrop, Texas.


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

99%

Runnable

586' 178 m

High

428' 130 m

Low

374' 114 m

Up

380' 116 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Some parts of the park are closed due to fire damage.

Overview

This park used to be filled with towering lollybolly pines but a wildfire destroyed them in 2011. Evidence of fire damage is everywhere, but a baby forest is starting to rise from the ashes.

Need to Know

There is a $5 entry fee.

Description

The Scenic Overlook Trail (red trail) connects to the Lost Pines Loop (purple trail) to make a nice 6.2 miles loop. There is some fire and flood damaged terrain, but it is not unappealing. The trails are well marked and maintained and the color-coded paths are easy to follow. The wooden bridges have all been rebuilt and the sandy/rocky trail is clear of fallen trees. There is a nice mix of surfaces and terrain. There is not much shade so bring your sunscreen and lots of water.

Flora & Fauna

White-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, and armadillos live in the woods, as do many species of birds.

History & Background

A wildfire in 2011 destroyed 96% of the forest, but it has been replanted.

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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Amy German

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Historic Civilian Conservation Corp Overlook.
Nov 9, 2019 near Bastrop, TX
Bridge on Pine Warbler Trail ( Black Trail  )
Nov 9, 2019 near Bastrop, TX
Bridge on the  Scenic Overlook Trail
Nov 3, 2019 near Bastrop, TX
The baby forest rising our of the ashes of the old wildfire damaged pines.
Mar 15, 2019 near Bastrop, TX

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