Trails Information

A lakeside forest in the Pineywoods

Hike quiet trails of tall loblolly pines and hardwoods. Take your family fishing anywhere along 2.5 miles of park shoreline. Natural wonders and outdoor fun always find you at Lake Livingston State Park. 


All trails allow hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated.

This list may not include all trails in the park.

Trail Distance Time Difficulty Description
Bakba Trail 2 mi. 1 hr. Moderate Enjoy a leisurely stroll along a quiet forest path and listen for the tap tap tap of woodpeckers.
Pineywoods Boardwalk Trail 0.9 mi. 30 min. Moderate An improved trail of just under a mile, this route offers views of both wetland and woodland habitat.
Trinity Trace Trail 1.8 mi. 2 hrs. Moderate The Trinity Trace Trail connects all of the park's campsites and offers some of its best forest and wildlife viewing.
Oak Flat Trail 0.3 mi. 15 min. Easy This short path is one of the easiest hikes in the park and offers an unusually good view of the natural process of forest succession at work.
Hawthorn Trail 0.2 mi. 20 min. Easy For a quick trip from the Trinity Trace (formerly Livingston) Trail to park headquarters, take this jaunt through the woods.
Fó:Si Trail 0.5 mi. 45 min. Moderate Named for the Coushatta word for bird, this half-mile walk through the deep woods connects the Oak Flat Trail and the Pineywoods Boardwalk Trail.
List of Trails

Points of Interest

GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees.

Point Latitude Longitude Description
Wildlife Viewing Area 30.6651° -95.0018° Among other things, this unique location lets you observe waterfowl, other birds through a blind, and a native pollinator garden that includes a monarch butterfly waystation.
Frog Pond 30.6669° -95.0021° A great stop on a night hike, the frog pond makes you a concertgoer to a native amphibian symphony.
Observation Tower 30.6603° -95.0067° Offering the best view in the park, the tower allows you to see Pine Island (the lake's largest island), the park day-use area, the fishing pier and raptors on the hunt.
Nutmeg Hickory 30.6573° -94.9991° A species rarely seen in this area, it does not tolerate drought. The tree provides sweet nuts that forest animals eagerly take.
List of Points of Interest

Staying Safe

  • Know your limits. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes.
  • Drink plenty of water. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity.
  • Tell others where you’ll be. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
  • Wear a helmet when biking. Check with park headquarters to match the ride to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash.
  • Wear a life jacket. The law requires that all children under age 13 wear one with adult supervision while boating.
  • Potentially harmful plants and animals live here. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. 

Trail Etiquette

  • Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace.
  • Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people.
  • Take only memories and pictures. Please don't disturb or remove any of the park's plants, animals or artifacts.
  • We need to know about your caches. Please check with park headquarters before placing geocaches within the park. 
  • Use only your muscles. To protect park resources, no motor vehicles are allowed on the trails.
  • Keep pets on leashes for their safety, and to protect wildlife.