Primitive Camp at Lost Maples State Natural Area

Primitive Camp at Lost Maples State Natural Area

Rate this Adventure West Trailhead, Lost Maples State Natural Area

Distance

2.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

849 Feet

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Lauren Bonczek

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

With just a mile hike out, the payoff is a big Texas sky, and countless stars. Camp away from the crowds.

Start at the day use overflow parking lot, there is a picnic area and a paved road will lead you to the trailhead for the  East and West Trail Loops. Continue along, following the signs to the West Trail Loop. 

You'll come across little river crossings, but much of the trail is rocky with a nice green canopy above. Depending on the season, you'll see the colors change in the leaves. It's quite beautiful, but stretches of the hike are rather strenuous and steep. Continue along the trail until you see a side trail marked Campsite E. You can camp at any of the primitive sites, however Campsite E has a lovely open grass field which provides a nice spot for star gazing. Just look out for snakes!

The campsites are well kept up, and spaced out nicely. This is a wonderful spot to camp at any time of the year!

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

2.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

849 Feet

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Lauren Bonczek

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