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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
Easy/Intermediate 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
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Favorite A Red Shouldered Hawk we watched enjoy a mouse
Intermediate 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
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Sam Houston National Forest Hiking

  • 112 Miles 180 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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Trails in Sam Houston National Forest - 19

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0.4 mi 0.7 km #1White Oak Trail
Easy Easy
Shepherd, TX
Easy Easy
Shepherd, TX
0.1 mi 0.2 km #2Pine Trail
Easy Easy
Shepherd, TX
Easy Easy
Shepherd, TX
9.5 mi 15.2 km #3LSHT - Section 6 (Four Notch)
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
5.2 mi 8.4 km #4Four Notch Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
8.7 mi 14.0 km #5LSHT - Section 1 (Wilderness)
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Anderson, TX
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Anderson, TX 10 
18.6 mi 30.0 km #6Little Lake Creek Loop Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
5.7 mi 9.1 km #7LSHT - Section 2 (Kelly / Caney Creek)
Easy Easy
New Waverly, TX
Easy Easy
New Waverly, TX
0.3 mi 0.5 km #8West Fork Trail
Easy Easy
Anderson, TX
Easy Easy
Anderson, TX
11.7 mi 18.9 km #9LSHT - Section 3 (Stubblefield)
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
8.9 mi 14.4 km #10LSHT - Section 9 (Big Creek/Double Lake)
Easy Easy
Coldspring, TX
Easy Easy
Coldspring, 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
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