brochure Bastrop - Trails

Trails Map of Bastrop State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Bastrop State Park Trails Map 100 Park Road 1A Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-2101 Old Cart Paths 5 mi. LEGEND Scenic Overlook Trail 1.7 mi. Farkleberry Spur 0.4 mi. Headquarters Parking Restrooms Day Use Area CCC Rain Shelter Playground Campground Cabins Hiking Only Trail Biking Trail Walking & Stroller Paths Post Oak Spur 0.5 mi. Pine Warbler Trail 0.3 mi. Lost Pines Loop 4.3 mi. Old Road Bed 1 mi. Piney Hill Spur 0.3 mi. SCALE 0 POINTS OF INTEREST 0.5 Fehr’s Overlook Trace 0.1 mi. 1 Miles (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 LAKE MINA 30° 6' 34.29" N 97° 17' 19.97" W Feel free to fish in this hand-dug pond, but there's no swimming allowed here. 4 SCENIC OVERLOOK 30° 6' 40.80" N 97° 16' 9.90" W Across from the CCC water tower, take in an incredible view of the Lost Pines landscape. 7 FEHR'S OVERLOOK 30° 5' 57.30" N 97° 16' 9.84" W Nestled on the top of Fehr's Overlook Trace, a historic CCC shelter overlooks the park. 2 HISTORIC GOLF SHELTER 30° 6' 34.29" N 97° 17' 2.26" W Built by the WPA, generations of Texans began their golf experience here until 2015. 5 NATURE'S HANDIWORK 30° 6' 32.23" N 97° 16' 34.64" W With the help of prescribed burns, this area will grow into a healthy pine forest. 8 HISTORIC WATER FOUNTAINS 30° 6' 19.02" N 97° 16' 35.28" W Discover the hidden CCC treasures throughout the original day use area of the park. REFECTORY 30° 6' 31.62" N 97° 16' 56.10" W This iconic building helped Bastrop State Park receive designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1997. 6 3 BRACKEN FERNS 30° 6' 23.73" N 97° 16' 33.95" W Enjoy the sprawling understory of ferns, an ancient type of plant with fossil records dating to 55 million years ago. NOTES: Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. All trails are hiking only unless otherwise indicated. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP PWD MP P4505-0043U (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Bastrop State Park FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Explore the place where nature and history meet in the Lost Pines. TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION PINEY HILL SPUR 0.3 mi. Moderate Camping in Piney Hill? Connect to the rest of the trails here. Halfway down the trail, see exposed Carrizo sandstone like the CCC used to build park structures in the 1930s. PINE WARBLER TRAIL 0.3 mi. Moderate From the playground area, wind through native grasses down toward the Scenic Overlook Trail and Post Oak Spur. Look for animal tracks in the sand near Copperas Creek. POST OAK SPUR 0.5 mi. Moderate Enjoy the shade of post oaks before hiking this hilly, rocky trail. If you connect with the Pine Warbler Trail, this route will take you to the Refectory. FARKLEBERRY SPUR 0.4 mi. Moderate This gently sloping route connects to the Scenic Overlook Trail and is great for beginners. Keep a sharp eye out for birds, especially in the morning! STAYING SAFE OLD CART PATHS Up to 5 mi. Easy KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. These paths are perfect for an easy hike! On the north side, listen to the wind through loblolly pines. On the south side, linger by Lake Mina for some family fishing. Great for strollers! SCENIC OVERLOOK TRAIL 1.7 mi. Moderate From the scenic overlook, a steep descent leads to the major artery of the inner loop trails that follow Copperas Creek. Discover the original CCC hike-in picnic area. LOST PINES LOOP 4.3 mi. Challenging The longest backcountry trail in the park covers a diverse landscape – from steep hills to gradual descents. Take plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Use Harmon Road as a landmark or to make a loop (mileage not included in total distance). Discover rebirth in this living laboratory of loblolly pines as the forest reveals a new cycle of life following the 2011 Bastrop County Complex wildfire. Native Americans, Spanish explorers, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees, and now YOU can explore the only ecosystem the endangered Houston toad calls home. Welcome to the woods! DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart (32 oz.) of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. TRAIL ETIQUETTE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS MAY LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. ENDANGERED SPECIES HABITAT. Pause at Houston toad ponds but do not disturb! Keep your pets on a leash and watch where you step. Check at headquarters for trail closures. Certain trails may be closed during prescribed burns or for other resource management work. Pileated woodpecker LOOK UP, DOWN, AND ALL AROUND FOR HAZARDS. Beware of falling trees and limbs above you, especially during high winds! Don’t stand under dead trees. Watch out for stump holes at your feet. Campfires are not permitted on trails due to the potential for ground scarring and wildfires. Smokers, please discard cigarette butts in designated containers. Trash your trash. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Help preserve Texas Heritage. 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