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Recommended Routes in Sam Houston National Forest - 2

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Favorite A Red Shouldered Hawk we watched enjoy a mouse
Intermediate

Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT)

95.8 mi 154.2 km 4,806' Up 1464.98 m Up 5,033' Down 1534.12 m Down

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 552' Up 168.24 m Up 559' Down 170.43 m Down

New Wav…, TX

Sam Houston National Forest Hiking

  • 216 Miles 347 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Sam Houston National Forest

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Trails in Sam Houston National Forest - 19

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8.7 mi 14.0 km #1LSHT - Section 1 (Wilderness)
Easy/Intermediate
Anderson, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Anderson, TX 10 
11.7 mi 18.9 km #2LSHT - Section 3 (Stubblefield)
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
9.5 mi 15.2 km #3LSHT - Section 6 (Four Notch)
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
11.0 mi 17.7 km #4LSHT - Section 8 (Magnolia)
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
8.6 mi 13.8 km #5LSHT - Section 7 (Big Woods)
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
8.0 mi 12.8 km #6LSHT - Section 10 (Tarkington)
Easy
Coldspring, TX
Easy
Coldspring, TX
8.9 mi 14.4 km #7LSHT - Section 9 (Big Creek/Double Lake)
Easy
Coldspring, TX
Easy
Coldspring, TX
5.5 mi 8.9 km #8LSHT - Section 11 (Winters Bayou)
Easy/Intermediate
Cleveland, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Cleveland, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Sand Branch Trail
Easy
Anderson, TX
Easy
Anderson, TX
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Big Creek Trail
Intermediate
Shepherd, TX
Intermediate
Shepherd, TX

Photos of Sam Houston National Forest - 48

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Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary forest as seen from the Lone Start Hiking Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Coldspring, TX
Butterfly weed?
Jun 4, 2016 near Anderson, TX
Crossing the small and well-maintained trail
Jan 22, 2017 near Anderson, TX
A Red Shouldered Hawk we watched enjoy a mouse
Jan 7, 2018 near New Wav…, TX
Boardwalks help with crossing Little Lake Creek (which was mostly dry in January)
Jan 7, 2018 near Anderson, TX
Caney Creek
Feb 8, 2020 near New Wav…, TX
Dogwood
Feb 8, 2020 near Huntsville, TX
Huffman Creek
Apr 3, 2021 near Shepherd, TX