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Brazos Bend State Park

Average Rating:    (2.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Jeep tracks. All the singletrack I came across were "foot traffic only".
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Latitude
29.38187591476222
Longitude
-95.58963775634765
Trail Directions
Take FM 762 south from US 59 about 20 miles. Or FM 1462 west from SH 288 to FM 762. Or FM 1462 east from SH 36 to FM 762. Whatever way, it ain't hard.
Trail Length
varies
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Richmond-Rosenberg
Web Address
   


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Review Date
November 24, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: dhfox ,  Racer

Summary:
Expect to ride crushed limestone paths wider than your driveway. No hills to speak of. No technical sections. No singletrack. Half the other riders are on "beach crusiers" with coaster brakes. Expect to see many people walking, who are easily offended if they are passed at anything above walking speeds. If you know what to expect, you won't be disappointed. This "trail" is not for mountain bikers. It's for Mom's and Dad's on beach cruisers and hybrids, with their kids on bmx or coaster brake bikes. But far more birdwatchers with binoculars will be seen on this trail than any biker...



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Review Date
June 7, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tejohn2 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'm still fairly new to the Houston area - but the BBSP is one of the most beautiful rides I have ever been on. Love the alligators and wildlife. Trails range from beginner to intermediate on the back-trails. The further from civilization on the trails the fewer the people - I have been on several at peak times and have been the only one on the trail - pretty cool. The State of Texas has done a great job with this park.



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Review Date
April 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: KLKrolczyk ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First trail my husband and I ever tried was Double Lake on two cheap $100 bikes, which KILLED us, so we looked for something a bit easier. The crushed granite trails at Brazos around the lakes are nice "meandering" type trails with tons of wildlife to look at. Definitely bring a camera. If you want something a smidge more technical, try the equestrian trails at the very very back of the park. They are not graveled over and its about 8 miles through the trees, not tight, no jumps, but more difficult than the other trails due to the raw nature. Beware though, not only did we see docile deer, but we ran across a pack of wild hogs which can be dangerous. There is a little side trail off to the right of the main trail on the last leg, this is the most technical trail here. As soon as you go onto that trail, there is a HUGE drop where you have to jump a little creek then ascend up the other side. Very difficult if you have no experience. Also, this trail is a dead end so be prepared to do the descending and asceding on your way back. We just bought new bikes this past weekend (much lighter, better bikes) so we'll be back out at Brazos next weekend. This place is super fun if you're a nature type weekend warrior. If you're more experienced you might like Double Lake better.

Recommended Route:
For beginners, start at Elm Lake trial by the restrooms, take spillway trail to 40-acre lake (take 40-acre lake trail to the left unless you want to make a short climb) then come back up spillway trail which leads you back into Elm Lake, go right on that trail, then take the Pilant Slough trail to mix it up a little and see some nice wildlife, come out by the recreation center and take the trail back towards Elm Lake. This comes out to a 4mi. plus trail that's really nice to ride.

For someone tired of the granite "roads", go back by Hale Lake and jump on Whiteoak Trail, take a right on Bluestem Trail, follow until it becomes Riverview Trail (don't let the name fool you, we saw no river), follow this trail until it becomes Sawmill Trail, then Bayou Trail. Bayou Trail is where you can branch off to Creekwood Lake Trail if you want a more challenging ride, or just keep on Bayou Trail, cross the road, ride around Hale Lake and finish up at the beginning of Whiteoak Trail. This is a good 10-16 mile trail depending on how you go, but its definitely worth it if you like the area but need something a bit more challenging.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Double Lake if you're experienced.
Anahuac if you want something easier and just as much nature.



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Review Date
March 22, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: zachmillonzi ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is just a flat ride on gravel, there's nothing special about it this trail. It's a nice family ride, but not for a mountain biker. All the singletrack here is foot-traffic only.

Recommended Route:
Ride this thing called the loop or something like that here. It's about a 1/2 a mile long and has a few roots, it's the best trail here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Anthills
Memorial Park's Ho Chi Minh Trail



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Review Date
May 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Shorty , from Angleton

Summary:
-flat trails
-single track
-peaceful ride
-good for people who just started the sport.



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