Hiking Project Logo

Sam Houston National Forest

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

150 mi 241 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 27 Trails Intermediate Trails 4 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Areas Within Sam Houston National Forest

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!
Hiking Project is built by hikers like you.
Share what you know about this area with the community.

Recommended Routes in Sam Houston National Forest - 2

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Recommended Routes

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

Trails in Sam Houston National Forest - 29

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails

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

Photos of Sam Houston National Forest - 44

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Photos

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
Crossing the small and well-maintained trail
Jan 22, 2017 near Anderson, TX
Dogwood
Feb 8, 2020 near Huntsville, 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
Caney Creek
Feb 8, 2020 near New Wav…, TX
One of the many bridges on the trail.
Jun 4, 2016 near New Wav…, TX