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Visit a pine forest regenerating following forest fires in 2011 and 2015.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Singletrack

508' 155 m

High

449' 137 m

Low

178' 54 m

Up

126' 39 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Need to Know

Entrance fee of $5/adult (2020), or bring your Texas State Parks pass

Description

Pine Gulch Trail travels through land that was devastated by a wildfire in 2015. Young pine trees are starting to fill the area back in but for now there are some wildflower beds in open areas in the spring time. The singletrack is narrow but not too difficult.

East of Park Road 1C, the trail is easier with a relatively flat trailbed of mostly hardpacked dirt. You'll pass a small pond and one or two narrow streams if there has been any recent rain. West of Park Road 1C, the trail is more difficult with some short but steep climbs and descents and narrower turns.

The trailbed is also somewhat rocky in places. The "terminus" is at Roosevelt's Cutoff, which you'll probably use to make this into a loop. Prior to the fire, there was a segment of the Pine Gulch Trail that continued to the "beginning" at Park Road 1C making a full loop but that has been obliterated and there is little sign of this former trail segment.

If you aren't connecting from the Winding Woodland Trail, there is parking (and an impressive viewpoint) at the southern end of the trail, approximately the 2 mile mark for this GPX track where the trail crosses Park Road 1C.

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Spring wildflowers in a burned area of Buescher State Park
Jun 5, 2020 near Smithville, TX

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Mar 18, 2023
Max Sturdy
Jan 16, 2022
Tyler Silvers
Awesome trail! Very fun sections west of the road- scenic, hilly and sharp turns. Watch out for hikers. Parked at the pine gulch lot and went cloc… 3.1mi — 0h 43m
Jun 4, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
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