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Walk through the woods
Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is just southwest of the Houston Metro region with over 5000 acres of Bottomland and Upland Coastal Prairie. The wetlands and forests are home to birds, deer, wild boar, and alligators. There are over 300 species of birds, 21 species of reptiles, and 23 species of mammals. The various species of oak and pecan trees make up some of the largest trees in the forested areas. This park has some impressive large oak trees. Brazos Bend Park has accommodations for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. The main watercourse in the park is Big Creek with its many side creeks and lakes that eventually drain into the Brazos River on the East side of the park. There are over a dozen trails most of which are in the 1 to 2-mile range and easily connected to make longer day hikes. This is a great place to view the many species of birds and unexpected encounters with alligators. See park literature for more details.
The Bayou Trail starts at the west end of the Sawmill Trail where it starts to head in a southwest direction. This 1.4-mile trail follows an old two-track through the woods crossing a few small creeks that eventually drain into Big Creek. This is a trail that the only reason you would take is to complete a loop hike involving the River View Trail and Sawmill Trail. There is a lot of evidence that wild boars are prevalent in this area. The southern terminus is at the junction of the Bluestem Trail and the Big Creek Bridge Trail. Access to this trail is from the park road at the Hale Lake camping area, using either the Big Creek Bridge Trail or the White Oak Trail.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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