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150 mi 241 km of trail 2 Runs

Easy Trails 29 Trails Intermediate Trails 2 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Runs in Sam Houston National Forest - 3

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Favorite Several boardwalks exist along the trails.
Intermediate

Rocky Raccoon 100

101.3 mi 163.0 km • Out and Back • 7,448 ft Ascent 2270.3 m Ascent

(1) Huntsville, TX
Favorite A Red Shouldered Hawk we watched enjoy a mouse
Easy/Intermediate

Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT)

95.8 mi 154.2 km • Point to Point • 4,806 ft Ascent 1464.98 m Ascent

(4) Anderson, TX
Favorite A Red Shouldered Hawk we watched enjoy a mouse
Easy/Intermediate

Sam Houston North Wilderness Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km • Loop • 552 ft Ascent 168.24 m Ascent

(6) New Wav…, TX

Trails in Sam Houston National Forest - 29

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8.7 mi 14.0 km #1LSHT - Section 1 (Wilderness)
Easy/Intermediate
Anderson, TX
Easy/Intermediate
8.7 mi 14.0 km Anderson, TX
7.3 mi 11.7 km #2Chinquapin Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Huntsville, TX
Easy/Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Huntsville, TX 14 
5.2 mi 8.4 km #3Four Notch Loop
Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.4 km New Waverly, TX
18.6 mi 30.0 km #4Little Lake Creek Loop Trail
Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Intermediate
18.6 mi 30.0 km New Waverly, TX
8.9 mi 14.4 km #5LSHT - Section 9 (Big Creek/Double Lake)
Easy
Coldspring, TX
Easy
8.9 mi 14.4 km Coldspring, TX
5.7 mi 9.1 km #6LSHT - Section 2 (Kelly / Caney Creek)
Easy
New Waverly, TX
Easy
5.7 mi 9.1 km New Waverly, TX
11.0 mi 17.7 km #7LSHT - Section 8 (Magnolia)
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
Easy/Intermediate
11.0 mi 17.7 km Coldspring, TX
9.5 mi 15.2 km #8LSHT - Section 6 (Four Notch)
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate
9.5 mi 15.2 km New Waverly, TX
10.4 mi 16.7 km #9LSHT - Section 5 (Phelps)
Easy/Intermediate
Huntsville, TX
Easy/Intermediate
10.4 mi 16.7 km Huntsville, TX
8.6 mi 13.8 km #10LSHT - Section 7 (Big Woods)
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
Easy/Intermediate
8.6 mi 13.8 km Coldspring, TX
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11West Fork Trail
Easy
Anderson, TX
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Anderson, TX
0.1 mi 0.2 km #12Pine Trail
Easy
Shepherd, TX
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Shepherd, TX
0.4 mi 0.7 km #13White Oak Trail
Easy
Shepherd, TX
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Shepherd, TX
11.7 mi 18.9 km #14LSHT - Section 3 (Stubblefield)
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate
11.7 mi 18.9 km New Waverly, TX
5.1 mi 8.1 km #15National Forest Road #231
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate
5.1 mi 8.1 km New Waverly, TX
8.5 mi 13.7 km #16LSHT - Section 4 (Huntsville)
Easy/Intermediate
Huntsville, TX
Easy/Intermediate
8.5 mi 13.7 km Huntsville, TX
7.5 mi 12.1 km #17Triple C Trail
Easy
Huntsville, TX
Easy
7.5 mi 12.1 km Huntsville, TX
1.5 mi 2.5 km #18Prairie Branch Loop
Easy
Huntsville, TX
Easy
1.5 mi 2.5 km Huntsville, TX
1.3 mi 2.1 km #19Dogwood Trail
Easy
Huntsville, TX
Easy
1.3 mi 2.1 km Huntsville, TX
2.2 mi 3.6 km #20North Wilderness Trail
Easy
Anderson, TX
Easy
2.2 mi 3.6 km Anderson, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km #21Sand Branch Trail
Easy
Anderson, TX
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Anderson, TX
1.2 mi 1.9 km #22Pole Creek Trail
Easy
Anderson, TX
Easy
1.2 mi 1.9 km Anderson, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km #23Big Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Shepherd, TX
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Shepherd, TX
0.2 mi 0.4 km #24Loblolly Trail
Easy
Huntsville, TX
Easy
0.2 mi 0.4 km Huntsville, TX
0.1 mi 0.2 km #25Sam Houston Statue Trail
Easy
Huntsville, TX
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Huntsville, TX
0.6 mi 0.9 km #26Coloneh Trail
Easy
New Waverly, TX
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km New Waverly, TX
0.7 mi 1.0 km #27Triple C Cutoff
Easy
Huntsville, TX
Easy
0.7 mi 1.0 km Huntsville, TX
5.5 mi 8.9 km #28LSHT - Section 11 (Winters Bayou)
Easy
Cleveland, TX
Easy
5.5 mi 8.9 km Cleveland, TX
8.0 mi 12.8 km #29LSHT - Section 10 (Tarkington)
Easy
Coldspring, TX
Easy
8.0 mi 12.8 km Coldspring, TX

Photos of Sam Houston National Forest - 26

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A Red Shouldered Hawk we watched enjoy a mouse
Jan 7, 2018 near New Wav…, TX
Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary forest as seen from the Lone Start Hiking Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Coldspring, TX
Boardwalks help with crossing Little Lake Creek (which was mostly dry in January)
Jan 7, 2018 near Anderson, TX
Butterfly weed?
Jun 4, 2016 near Anderson, TX
Dogwood
Feb 8, 2020 near Huntsville, TX
Caney Creek
Feb 8, 2020 near New Wav…, TX
One of the many bridges on the trail.
Jun 4, 2016 near New Wav…, TX
Amazing flowers on the trail.
Jun 4, 2016 near New Wav…, TX

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