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Pilant Slough Trail, TX

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Distance One Way 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 86 feet
Elevation Gain 28 feet
Accumulated Gain 30 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.3
Interest Seasonal Creek
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39  2020-10-31
Brazos Bend Trails West
markthurman53
Author markthurman53
author avatar Guides 187
Routes 718
Photos 8,001
Trips 542 map ( 4,954 miles )
Age 67 Male Gender
Location Tucson, Arizona
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Preferred   Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr → Any
Seasons   Early Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  5:39am - 7:19pm
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what the heck is a slough
by markthurman53

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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.


Pilant Slough Trail
I have no idea what a slough is but I assume it is a creek. Pilant Slough drains Elm Lake and Pilant Lake. This is a dirt trail that starts at the amphitheater at the Nature Center and ends at the lower end of Elm Lake. This trail is along the Bottomland Forest and is not a good trail to observe the various wetland birds. Deer and other mammals could be found along this trail, although when I went there were none. The hardwood trees along this trail are impressive, white Oak and Live Oak along with Pecan. This is a good return route for a larger loop hike starting at 40 Acre Lake and linking the Horseshoe Lake, Big Creek, and Elm Lake trails.

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2020-12-06 markthurman53
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Fees are typically $4-$7 per person. Check the texas.gov site for park hours and current fees.


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The park is approximately a one-hour drive from downtown 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. If traveling from south of the park, 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.
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