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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

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
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

Sam Houston National Forest Hiking

  • 259 Miles 417 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 27 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sam Houston National Forest - 29

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7.3 mi 11.7 km #1Chinquapin Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, TX
Intermediate
Huntsville, TX 15 
8.7 mi 14.0 km #2LSHT - Section 1 (Wilderness)
Intermediate
Anderson, TX
Intermediate
Anderson, TX
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3White Oak Trail
Easy
Shepherd, TX
Easy
Shepherd, TX
0.1 mi 0.2 km #4Pine Trail
Easy
Shepherd, TX
Easy
Shepherd, TX
5.2 mi 8.4 km #5Four Notch Loop
Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
18.6 mi 30.0 km #6Little Lake Creek Loop Trail
Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
Intermediate
New Waverly, TX
8.9 mi 14.4 km #7LSHT - Section 9 (Big Creek/Double Lake)
Easy
Coldspring, TX
Easy
Coldspring, TX
8.6 mi 13.8 km #8LSHT - Section 7 (Big Woods)
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
5.7 mi 9.1 km #9LSHT - Section 2 (Kelly / Caney Creek)
Easy
New Waverly, TX
Easy
New Waverly, TX
11.0 mi 17.7 km #10LSHT - Section 8 (Magnolia)
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Coldspring, TX

Photos of Sam Houston National Forest - 48

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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
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
Huffman Creek
Apr 3, 2021 near Shepherd, TX
Caney Creek
Feb 8, 2020 near New Wav…, TX