Austin, TX: Lost Pines Hiking Trail

This 7-mile circuit offers a Texas treasure: a chance to hike and camp under an isolated stand of loblolly pines where countless birds nest and sing. Bring a bird ID book.
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This 7-mile circuit offers a Texas treasure: a chance to hike and camp under an isolated stand of loblolly pines where countless birds nest and sing. Bring a bird ID book.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.5

Waypoints

LPT002

Location: 30.1003494262695, -97.2726287841797

Trailhead: Head E into the westernmost stand of loblolly pine trees in Texas

LPT003

Location: 30.1023597717285, -97.2667388916016

Turn R, following blue trail

LPT004

Location: 30.1031551361084, -97.2654495239258

Cross an old road bed

LPT005

Location: 30.1006202697754, -97.2517395019531

Cross CR 180; trail jogs E then sharply S, wind-ing over small creek

LPT006

Location: 30.0961608886719, -97.2390365600586

Frogs sing from pond's muddy shores; long, twisting climb ahead

LPT007

Location: 30.1070938110352, -97.2488403320312

Look for deer, armadillo, and possum tracks near pond

LPT008

Location: 30.1064605712891, -97.2499923706055

Cross CR 180 again, heading W

LPT009

Location: 30.1064853668213, -97.2579498291016

Cross CR 180 again, heading W

LPT010

Location: 30.1084995269775, -97.2601547241211

Junction with an old road; continue straight

LPT011

Location: 30.1090297698975, -97.2641906738281

Hang L, linking orange swatches

LPT012

Location: 30.1049098968506, -97.2651596069336

Blue waters of a teardrop-shaped pond

LPT013

Location: 30.1023597717285, -97.2667388916016

Turn R; hike back to trailhead