Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT)
ElevationAscent: 4,806' 1,465 m
Descent: -5,033' -1,534 m
High: 498' 152 m
Low: 148' 45 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“A 96-mile predominately singletrack trail making it the longest continuous trail in Texas.”— Jorden Stanley
While the trail itself is not very physically demanding in terms of elevation, it does pose logistical problems. Water sources are not as ample as other large running trails across the country, so ample planning should be undertaken.
- LSHT - Section 1 (Wilderness)
- LSHT - Section 2 (Kelly / Caney Creek)
- LSHT - Section 3 (Stubblefield)
- LSHT - Section 4 (Huntsville)
- LSHT - Section 5 (Phelps)
- LSHT - Section 6 (Four Notch)
- LSHT - Section 7 (Big Woods)
- LSHT - Section 8 (Magnolia)
- LSHT - Section 9 (Big Creek/Double Lake)
- LSHT - Section 10 (Tarkington)
- LSHT - Section 11 (Winters Bayou)
Small portions of the trail are shared with county roads and state highways, so be careful running these portions. Other dangers involve local wildlife including snakes. In addition, water sources are not as reliable or common as many trails across the nation, so proper filtration systems and planning should go into running this trail. Because of the Texas heat, most runners choose to attempt this trail at a time other than in the summer months.
A normal through-hike of the Lone Star Trail generally takes a week to complete.
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Land Manager: USFS - Sam Houston National Forest Office