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Pilant Slough Trail

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A short trail from the Park Amphitheater to Elm Lake Loop along a small creek. Bridges make crossing the creek easy.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

64' 20 m

High

47' 14 m

Low

9' 3 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Family Friendly This path is flat and should offer some nice wildlife viewing opportunities.

The park has been known to flood after heavy rains, so check for closures before making the trip out!

Description

This trail begins at the northern end of the parking area off of Park Road. Head left/west to the small theater. Then enter the forest and turn south.

The trail will head south along the small creek for about a half mile before making a sharp turn to the north and west. It will head west along the creek again for another half mile. Here the creek forks and you'll cross a bridge over the southern fork.

The trail then turns north and crosses the other fork, also over a bridge. Then it is less than a quarter mile to Elm Lake Loop. You'll pop out onto Elm Lake Loop just east of the small restrooms.

Flora & Fauna

Alligators are very common in the park.

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

Shared By:

Karl W

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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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