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A short trail around Elm Lake that's great for wildlife viewing and families.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

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Loop

54' 17 m

High

50' 15 m

Low

8' 3 m

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8' 2 m

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Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Description

This trail goes around Elm Lake along a gravel path that is wide and easy for all abilities and ages. There are many lookout points along the lake for watching birds and alligators. Picnic areas are located along the north side of the trail.

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Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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Karl W

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#310

in Texas

#14,149

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Sometimes you have to pass close to alligators – they're normally chill about it, but be safe.
Apr 2, 2017 near Rosharon, TX
Alligators lounge on an island in Elm Lake.
Mar 7, 2017 near Rosharon, TX

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Sep 14, 2019
Meelan Kalikotey
Such a wonderful places with birds crocodiles and beautiful pink lotua on the lake 1.8mi — 2h 00m
Aug 4, 2019
Ashley McDonald
1.8mi — 1h 00m
Aug 25, 2018
Morgan Hutchison
Feb 25, 2017
Donald Thompson
Easy flat trail with multiple alligator viewing opportunities! 1.7mi
Sep 18, 2016
David McCormick
Short hike, recommend taking the additional loop off the northwest corner. Don't bring small dogs as alligators may attempt to eat them. 1.8mi — 1h 00m
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