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Beaumont

Kirby Trail- An easy day hike to Village Creek, attractions include large cypresses and a lush forest.

Length:   2.4 miles
Skill Level:   Easy

Huntsville

Big Creek- An easy to moderate day hike through the woods along Big Creek. Attractions include an abundant forest, a creek, and large magnolias.

Length:   8 miles
Skill Level:   Easy- Moderate

Little Lake Creek Wilderness-  A moderate day hike along the Lone Star Trail into the Little Lake Creek Wilderness. Attractions include a Small East Texas Wilderness area and mature forest.

Length: 9.5 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Huntsville State Park

Outer Loop Trail- The Outer Loop hike is long and has considerable elevation changes.

Length: 8.57 miles
Skill Level: Moderate-Difficult

Dogwood Trail- The Dogwood Trail to Prairie Branch Trail is a moderate hike with some elevation changes.

Length: 3.16 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Chinquapin Trail- The Chinquapin Trail surrounds the 210-acre Lake Raven, the centerpiece of Huntsville State Park.

Length: 6.4 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Lake Livingston

Lake Livingston Hiking Trail- An easy day hike through the woods of Lake Livingston State Park. Attractions include a lake and flourishing woods.

Length: 4 miles
Skill Level: Easy

Lufkin

Beech Woods– An easy day hike through the mature beech-magnolia-loblolly forest, located in the Big Thicket Preserve.

Length:   6 miles
Skill Level:   Easy-Moderate

Sawmill Trail- A moderate day hike through the lush Angelina National Forest. Attractions include lush forests and a small waterfall.

Length: 10 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Martin Dies Jr. State Park

Slough Trail- Hike at Martin Dies Jr. State Park near the 15,000-acre B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir.

Length: 2.2 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Sam Houston National Forest

Stubblefield North Hike Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest- one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 5.68 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Stubblefield South Hike Trail- This hike takes you east toward Lake Conroe and then heads north toward the Stubblefield Recreation Area.

Length: 7.96 miles
Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

South Wilderness Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 7 miles
Skill Level: Difficult

Phelps Hike Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 10.42 miles
Skill Level: Difficult

Kelly Hike Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 13.32 miles
Skill Level: Moderate-Difficult

Mercy Fire Tower Loop Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 7.6 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Lone Star Hiking Trail  The 27-mile section from the trailhead on Farm to Market Road 945 to the end near Winters Bayou Scenic Area on Farm to Market Road 1725 is a designated National Recreation Trail. Five access points allow you to choose a shorter route or to break the hike into two days. The natural trail is generally only a narrow path through the forest, mostly sandy, with some grassy stretches.

Length: 27 miles
Skill Level: Moderate

Winters Bayou Hike- The Winters Bayou Hike is a long and beautiful hike. It ends at Rivers Creek 4.3 miles from the trailhead.

Length: 8.6 miles
Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

Palmetto Trail- The Palmetto Trail, while straight and easy to follow, is a challenging hike that requires patience and perseverance.

Length: 7 miles
Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

North Wilderness Loop Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 7.9 miles
Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

Sand Branch Loop Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 6.11 miles
Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

Richards Loop Trail- Hike the Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in Texas.

Length: 7.21 miles
Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

Village Creek State Park

Bike Trail- A glance into the Texas Big Thicket.

Length: 1.2 miles
Skill Level: Easy

Warren

Pitcher Plant Trail- The short but captivating Pitcher Plant Trail is located in the Turkey Creek Unit of the Big Thicket Preserve.

Length: 0.25 miles
Skill Level: Easy

Webster

Boardwalk Trail- This hike takes you from the campgrounds around the Challenger Learning Center to a part of park that has very few people. You pass a fishing lake, hike on a boardwalk, and visit wetlands next to Clear Creek, a natural tributary that empties into Clear Lake, which is adjacent to Galveston Bay.

Length: 2.22 miles
Skill Level: Easy

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