Scenic Overlook Trail Is A Gorgeous Forest Trail In Texas That Will Take You To A Hidden Overlook

Bastrop State Park in Texas has had its share of challenges over the years. In September 2011, a devastating wildfire swept through the park. Then, in 2015, a dam failed on a 10-acre lake, causing water to push around piles of fallen trees and damage the park’s trails.

But while this has been a place of natural destruction, it’s also a place of rebirth. A scenic trail here will take you past the remains of old pines and into a new-growth forest. You’ll see birds and wildflowers and a view that makes it clear that this wild place has many good days ahead.

Here’s why the Scenic Overlook Trail in Bastrop State Park might be just the hike you need.

If you still have energy after completing the Scenic Overlook Trail, additional trails will take you past a picturesque pond and some old park structures. You may even see the endangered Houston toad – this is the only ecosystem that it calls home. And on your next adventure, here are 15 epic Texas hiking spots you can explore.

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Address: Bastrop State Park Lake, Texas 78602, USA