Lake Livingston State Park
 Livingston, TX

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6.5 miles


wide path; singletrack


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$5 per person 13 and older/day use (annual pass available for $70)

Oak Flats Nature Trail  |  Livingston Trail
Headquarters Trail  |  Piney Woods Nature Walk

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• Trails marked for hiking on map allow mountain bikes

Welcome to Lake Livingston State Park Trailhead for the Oak Flat Nature Trail Oak Flat Nature Trail is an interpretive trail, as well The simple wide path of Main Trail Ruts from a vehicle driven on wet trails along Main Trail
Here is where Main Trail meets the Pineywoods Nature Trail Boardwalk A stop alongside the Pineywoods Nature Trail Boardwalk to enjoy the wild flowers The wide path of Livingston Trail is very beginner-friendly It looks like this wide path is trying to become singletrack Perhaps the messiest section of Livingston Trail thanks to vehicle use
One of the more pleasant sections along Livingston Trail This is your sign that you are coming to the end of Livingston Trail (south end) Heading out to the west side of the bridge out Singletrack leading out towards Lake Livingston More singletrack on the west of the bridge out
Notice the trail is becoming less and less traveled A view overlooking Lake Livingston (note the down trees) Yeah, the bridge is definitely out Singletrack along the inlet on teh east side of the bridge out 


  When you start out you can either ride Oak Flat Nature Trail or simply jump on Main Trail. You won’t miss much by bypassing Oak Flat Trail, as it is only 0.3 miles, but it is a quaint little ride, though it could use a little more traffic. Main Trail is a wide path that simply serves the purpose of you getting you from point A to point B with little excitement. However, at the end of Main Trail is the Pineywoods Nature Trail, a nearly one mile boardwalk trail. Although there are signs stating no bikes, to quote the Park Ranger, “There isn’t anyone over there that is going to break your legs for doing so.” To me that means only one thing, it’s ok to ride the boardwalk. The Pineywoods Nature Trail is a pleasant little ride through the woods, especially in the spring when the wild flowers are in bloom. Also, you can stop at either the frog or duck ponds and see if you can catch a glimpse of the wildlife.
  Once you reach the parking lot, continue across towards the southwest corner (the corner to your left as you come off of the nature trail), cross the road, and you will see where the trail picks up. A little ways down the trail you will come to a ‘T’ intersection. If you turn right you will proceed a little ways until you reach the camping area (and restrooms), then turn back around. If you turn left at the ‘T’, you will be pedaling along the greater length of Livingston Trail, crossing several roads leading to the lake along the way. From the ‘T’ to the first road crossed (going either direction) you may notice that vehicles have been driven on the rather wide trail when it was muddy. Try to stay away from the ruts and you will be ok.
  As you get closer to the loop at the southwest of Livingston Trail, you can follow the trail straight out and back. Shortly after heading back you can take the trail to your left that heads further into the woods. This trail will take you to the west side of the inlet (west of ‘bridge out’ on the map). Following this will put you on some singletrack, allowing you the opportunity to look out over Lake Livingston and observe all of the pine trees that have literally fallen into the lake from erosion. Unfortunately, since the bridge is out, you will have to go back the way you came. Once you get back to Livingston Trail hang a left and you will come to another trail that heads towards the lake. This trail will bring you to the east side of the bridge that is out. No worries, the singletrack turns right, allowing you to skirt the inlet, bringing you to a bridge. Cross the bridge, head up the little climb and then a left back on to Livingston Trail. On your way back you can either jump on Headquarters Trail or go back the exact way you came.
  If you have a beginner rider, these trails aren't too bad of an option for them to get used to riding on dirt; however, I would recommend saving the trails around the out bridge until they get a little more confident.
~ 2010)


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Last modified: 15 April 2012