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4C National Recreation Trail

Four C National Recreation Trail
4C National Recreation Trail Description: Named for an early logging operator (the Central Coal and Coke Company), the twenty-mile 4C National Recreation Trail runs from Ratcliff Lake…

Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area

Alabama Creek WMA
Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area Description: Located in the Davy Crockett National Forest, the Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area is managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife…

Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area

Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Description: The Alazan Bayou WMA preserves 2,063 acres of mature bottomland hardwood forests along the Angelina River. Loco Bayou and Moral Creek…

Angelina College Forest Fitness Trail

Angelina College Forest Fitness Trail
Angelina College Forest Fitness Trail Description: The 1.6 mile-long loop of the natural-surface Angelina College Forest Fitness Trail can be used as a fitness/walking trail or enjoyed…

Angelina National Forest

Angelina National Forest
Angelina National Forest Description: The Angelina National Forest, named for a Native American woman who served as guide and interpreter for the early Spanish missionaries, covers…

Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management…

Angelina-Neches Dam B WMA
Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management Area Description: The Angelina-Neches/Dam B Wildlife Management Area has been described as one of the most diverse wildlife habitats in Texas.…

Atlanta State Park

Atlanta State Park
Atlanta State Park Description: Nearly five miles of trails make Atlanta State Park a place for families to get outdoors in the far northeast corner of Texas. Located on the shores of…

Banita Creek Trail

Banita Creek Trail
Banita Creek Trail Description: Escape the urban environment with a shady walk along the Banita Creek Trail in the heart of Nacogdoches, just a few blocks from Stephen F. Austin State…

Bannister Wildlife Management Area

Bannister Wildlife Management Area
Bannister Wildlife Management Area Description: Reintroduced eastern wild turkey and endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers are just two of the wide variety of native and migrating…

Benton Lake Paddling Trail

Benton Lake Paddling Trail Description: One of Texas’ most mystical paddling experiences can be found on the Benton Lake Paddling Trail on Big Cypress Bayou between Jefferson and…

Bevilport Paddling Trail

Bevilport Paddling Trail
Bevilport Paddling Trail Description: The Bevilport Paddling Trail traverses one of the most diverse wildlife areas in Texas, known as “the Forks”, where the Neches and Angelina Rivers…

Big Creek Scenic Area in Sam Houston…

Big Creek Scenic Area
Big Creek Scenic Area in Sam Houston National Forest Description: Known for its diversity of plants and animals, the 1,420-acre Big Creek Scenic Area offers visitors a well-marked…

Big Sandy Trail

Big Sandy Trail
Big Sandy Trail At Big Thicket National Preserve The only trail in the Big Thicket National Preserve open to horses and mountain bikes, the Big Sandy Trail is an 18-miles round trip,…

Big Slough Wilderness Area

Big Slough Wilderness Area
Big Slough Wilderness Area Description: The 3,639 acre Big Slough Wilderness was set aside under the Texas Wilderness Act of 1984 and since then, the area has been managed to remain…

Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve
Big Thicket National Preserve Description: The convergence of multiple habitats makes the Big Thicket one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. The Big Thicket National…

Boykin Springs Recreation Area

Boykin Springs Recreation Area
Boykin Springs Recreation Area Description: History and nature blend to provide a great family outing at the Boykin Springs Recreation Area. The Sawmill Hiking Trail, a 5-mile round…

Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park Description: Visitors to Caddo Lake State Park ooh and ahh over its beauty. Bald cypress trees draped with Span­ish moss tower over Caddo Lake. Because the…

Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area

Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area
Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area Description: The Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area manages 8,005 acres in Marion and Harrison counties and contains a permanently flooded bald…

Caddo Mounds State Historical Site

Caddoan Mounds State Historical Site
Caddo Mounds State Historical Site Description: More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches, at…

Cagle Recreation Area in Sam Houston…

Cagle Recreation Area
Cagle Recreation Area in Houston National Forest Description: Cagle Recreation Area is a popular campground and day-use area that sits along the shoreline of Lake Conroe on the west…

Canyon Rim Woodlands

Canyon Rim Woodlands Trail
Canyon Rim Woodlands Trail Description: The 2+ mile Canyon Rim Woodlands Trail loops around a scenic ravine so noted for its diverse bird species as to be included on the Great Texas…

Carter’s Chute Paddling Trail

Carter's Chute Paddling Trail
Carter's Chute Paddling Trail Description: The famed Caddo Lake is a must-see for anyone who loves to paddle! The 7.6-mile turn-around Carter’s Chute Trail begins at the Caddo Lake…

Cathedral Paddling Trail

Cathedral Paddling Trail Description: Paddlers of the Cathedral Trail on Caddo Lake discover the mystery of the cypress swamps the area is famous for. The 3.8 mile turn-around trail…

Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands

Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands
Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands Description: Cattail Marsh’s 900 acres of wetlands offer a variety of recreational activities. The new boardwalk and more than eight miles of gravel levee…

Chandler Upper Neches Paddling Trail

Chandler Upper Neches Paddling Trail
Chandler Upper Neches Paddling Trail Description: The Chandler Upper Neches Paddling Trail offers a chance to paddle a river or a lake - or both! From the put-in spot just minutes from…

Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail

Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail
Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail Description: “I had no idea the Neches River was so beautiful” is a common phrase from those traveling the Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail. This 6.6 mile…

Clear Lake Paddling Trail

Clear Lake Paddling Trail Description: One of five paddling trails with the same starting point on Big Cypress Bayou, the Clear Lake Paddling Trail is a great trail for the beginner…

Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail

Coks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail
Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail Description: Whether joining the annual Neches River Rally in September or striking out on their own, paddlers on the Cooks Lake to Scatterman…

Davey Dogwood Park

Palestine Urban Trail
Davey Dogwood Park Description: The dazzling white blossoms of spring dogwood trees and the rich autumn foliage of dogwoods and other East Texas trees make a drive through the 250-acre…

Davy Crockett National Forest

Davy Crockett National Forest
Davy Crockett National Forest Description: The Davy Crockett National Forest’s 160,000 acres of woodlands, streams, recreation areas, and wildlife habitat offer opportunities for a…

Dogwood Trail

Dogwood Trail
Dogwood Trail Description: Winding through classic undisturbed Big Thicket habitat along Theuvenins Creek, the Dogwood Trail loops for a mile or more through a mature floodplain forest…

Double Lake Recreation Area

Double Lake Recreation Area
Double Lake Recreation Area Description: Built in 1937 by the CCC, Double Lake Recreation Area in the Sam Houston National Forest offers a little of everything, including camping,…

E.O. Siecke State Forest

E.O. Siecke State Forest
E.O. Siecke State Forest Description: Nearly six miles of trails invite the hiker to explore the Siecke State Forest’s 1,722 acres. Of special note is an accessible mile-long boardwalk…

East Texas Arboretum

East Texas Arboretum
East Texas Arboretum Description: Winding, spring-fed streams and two miles of woodland trails entice visitors to explore the hundred-acre East Texas Arboretum at the edge of Athens.…

Fairchild State Forest

Photo by Jason Juffman
I.D. Fairchild State Forest Description: Eleven miles of trails at the 2,360-acre I.D. Fairchild State Forest offer hikers the opportunity to view demonstration forests that the Texas…

Faulkner Park Nature Trail & Bike Trail

Faulkner Park Nature Trail & Bike Trail
Faulkner Park Nature Trail & Bike Trail Description: Faulkner Park features several nature trails which, together, total more than eight miles of trails for walkers, joggers, bike…

Haggerty Creek Paddling Trail

Haggerty Creek Paddling Trail
Haggerty Creek Paddling Trail Description: The sounds are frogs croaking, owls calling, fish splashing; the view is towering cypress trees and floodplain forest up a feeder stream of…

Hell's Half Acre Paddling Trail

Hell's Half Acre Paddling Trail
Hell’s Half Acre Paddling Trail Description: Among Caddo Lake's numerous exceptional paddling trails is the 8.8-mile loop trail known as the Hell’s Half Acre Trail, winding down Big…

John Henry Kirby Memorial State Forest

John Henry Kirby Memorial State Forest
John Henry Kirby Memorial State Forest Description: Taking the 6.6-mile Longleaf Nature Trail in the 600-acre Kirby State Forest gives hikers the opportunity to learn about the tree…

Jones State Forest

Goodrich Jones State Forest
W. Goodrich Jones State Forest Description: Nearly 100,000 visitors visit the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest each year to enjoy the 15 miles of trails, learn about forest management,…

Kirby Nature Trail/Sandhill Loop Trail

Kirby Nature Trail/Sandhill Loop Trail
Kirby Nature Trail/Sandhill Loop Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve Description: The Kirby Nature Trail passes through several plant communities of the famed Big Thicket, including…

Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park
Lake Livingston State Park Description: Located just an hour north of Houston, Lake Livingston State Park offers a refreshing lakeside retreat from urban life. Several trails wind…

Lanana Creek Trail

Lanana Creek Trail
Lanana Creek Trail Description: The brainchild of Dr. F.E. “Ab” Abernethy – locally-renowned professor, folklorist, musician, and raconteur – the Lanana Creek Trail in Nacogdoches was…

Lindsey Park Bike Trail

Lindsey Park Bike Trail
Lindsey Park Bike Trail Description: Bicycle enthusiasts can enjoy an exciting venue in the great outdoors at the newly-completed trail at Lindsey Park. The newest mountain bike trail…

Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston…

Little Lake Creek Wilderness
Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest Description: The 3,855-acre Little Lake Creek Wilderness in the Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF), on the western edge of…

Lone Star Hiking Trail

Aanda Sutters
Lone Star Hiking Trail Description: Texas’ longest maintained trail is the beautiful Lone Star Hiking Trail, traversing the Sam Houston National Forest. Passing through the Little…

Lost Arrow Biking and Hiking Trail

Lost Arrow Biking and Hiking Trail
Lost Arrow Biking and Hiking Trail Description: The five-mile Lost Arrow Biking and Hiking Trail is designed to give a back-country feel for hiking, trail running, biking, and nature…

Lufkin Azalea Trail

Lufkin Azalea Trail
Lufkin Azalea Trail Description: Scores of native plants alternate with small gardens of azaleas and ornamental grasses that have been planted and maintained by the City of Lufkin…

Martin Dies Jr. State Park

Martin Dies Jr. State Park
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Description: Eight miles of eight scenic miles of hiking and biking trails meander through the forest attract visitors to the 730-acre Martin Dies, Jr.…

Martin Dies Jr. State Park Paddling Trails…

Martin Dies Jr. State Park Paddling Trails
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Paddling Trails Description: Three state paddling trails originating from Martin Dies, Jr. State Park let the novice paddler experience the park’s backwater…

Mill Pond Paddling Trail

Mill Pond Paddling Trail
Mill Pond Paddling Trail Description: The “carpet” of spatterdock and American lotus on Mill Pond make the Mill Pond Trail a little harder paddle, but the rewards are worth it –…

Mineola BigFoot Paddling Trail

Mineola Big Food Paddling Trail
Mineola BigFoot Paddling Trail Description: Named for the mythical ape periodically reported to haunt the back woods of East Texas, the Mineola BigFoot Paddling Trail offers a…

Mineola Nature Preserve

Mineola Nature Preserve
Mineola Nature Preserve Description: A diverse range of activities – hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding – make the 2,911-acre Mineola Nature Preserve a destination for…

Mission Tejas State Park

Mission Tejas State Park
Mission Tejas State Park Description: Hiking and nature trails provide access to Texas history and the natural beauty of the East Texas Piney Woods at the 660-acre Mission Tejas State…

Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area

Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area
Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area Description: The Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area's 26,772 acres are located in Sabine and Jasper Counties in Texas' Piney Woods…

Neches - Davy Crockett Paddling Trail

Neches - Davy Crockett Paddling Trail
Neches - Davy Crockett Paddling Trail Description: The 9.2-mile Neches - Davy Crocket Paddling Trail flows through scenic bottomland hardwood forests in the Davy Crockett National…

Old River II Paddling Trail

Old River II Paddling Trail
Old River II Paddling Trail Description: Still, shallow waters, a beautiful bottomland hardwood forest, and nesting water birds make the 3-mile loop trail of the Old River II Loop…

Old Sabine Bottom WMA

Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area
Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area Description: Well-planned trails provide 24 miles of marked and named routes as the Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area meanders…

Palestine Community Forest

Palestine Community Forest
Palestine Community Forest Description: Towering pines and lakes totaling 42 acres and teeming with fish await the visitors of the Palestine Community Forest, a heavily-wooded,…

Pitcher Plant Trail

Pitcher Plant Trail
Pitcher Plant Trail at Big Thicket National Preserve Description: Carnivorous plants are the highlight of the 1-mile Pitcher Plant Trail in the Big Thicket National Preserve. A…

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area Description: A picturesque 45-acre lake, two short trails, and the beginning of the twenty-mile Four C National Recreation Trail make Ratcliff Lake…

Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary

Photo by Wendy Jo Ledbetter
Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary Description: The 5,654-acre Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary is a jewel of East Texas, opened to the public by its owner, The Nature Conservancy.…

Sabine National Forest

Sabine National Forest
Sabine National Forest Description: The eastern part of the Sabine National Forest outlines Toledo Bend Reservoir, the fifth largest man-made reservoir in the United States and a…

Sabine River Sandbar Paddling Trail

Sabine River Sandbar Paddling Trail
Sabine River Sandbar Paddling Trail Description: The beautiful 16-mile Sabine River Sandbar Paddling Trail is a satisfying paddle past gleaming white sandbars. This stretch of the…

Sam Forse Collins Trail

Sam Forse Collins Trail
Sam Forse Collins Trail & Recreational Area at Toledo Bend Reservoir Description: Named for a long-time general manager of the Sabine River Authority of Texas, the family-friendly Sam…

Sam Houston National Forest

Sam Houston National Forest
Sam Houston National Forest Description: Located in easy day-trip distance of Houston and weekend distance for many Texas residents, the Sam Houston National Forest offers a wide…

Sawmill Hiking Trail

Sawmill Hiking Trail and Boykin Springs Recreation Area
Sawmill Hiking Trail Description: History and nature blend to provide a great family outing at the Boykin Springs Recreation Area. The Sawmill Hiking Trail, a 5-mile round trip walk…

Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest…

Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest Interpretive Trail
Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest Interpretive Trail Description: Just minutes away from Lufkin and Nacogdoches, the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest features interpretive…

Sundew Trail

Sundew Trail
Sundew Trail at Big Thicket National Preserve Description: The Sundew Trail is one of the best places in the Big Thicket National Preserve to see birds and wildflowers. Located in the…

Tony Houseman WMA at Blue Elbow Swamp

Tony Houseman WMA at Blue Elbow Swanp
Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area at Blue Elbow Swamp Description: Visitors can explore the Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area from a 600-foot boardwalk with interpretive…

Trail Between the Lakes

Trail Between the Lakes Description: The Trail Between the Lakes winds through the Sabine National Forest, connecting Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Reservoir. The well-marked,…

Turkey Creek Trail

Turkey Creek Trail
Turkey Creek Trail Description: The Turkey Creek Trail runs north-south for approximately 14.5 mile, roughly paralleling Turkey Creek. Five entrances to the trail allow the hiker to…

Turtle Shell Paddling Trail

Turtle Shell Paddling Trail
Turtle Shell Paddling Trail Description: A well-marked maze of boat roads on the 4.6-mile Turtle Shell Paddling Trail gives visitors a clear view of why so many movies have been flimed…

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park Description: A 64-acre spring-fed lake, 13 miles of trails, 100-foot tall trees, and historic structures make Texas State Park a great family destination. Whether…

Urban Wildscape Trail

Urban Wildscape Trail
Urban Wildscape Trail at the Texas Forestry Museum Description: Beginning behind the Texas Forestry Museum, the .42 mile Urban Wildscape Trail takes visitors through 3½ acres of mixed…

Village Creek Paddling Trail

Village Creek Paddling Trail
Village Creek Paddling Trail Description: The 21-mile Village Creek State Paddling Trail is one of the loveliest paddling opportunities in Texas. With beautiful white sandy beaches and…

Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park
Village Creek State Park Description: Trek through Village Creek State Park and encounter life in rare variety. Yucca and prickly-pear cactus grow only a short walk from swamps of…

Winters Bayou Scenic Area

Winters Bayou Scenic Area
Winters Bayou Scenic Area Description: The beautiful in-and-out Winters Bayou Scenic Area - part of a trail within Sam Houston National Forest that has been awarded National Recreation…

Woodlands Trail

Woodlands Trail
Woodlands Trail at Big Thicket National Preserve Description: The three loops of the Big Thicket National Preserve Woodlands Trail give hikers a choice of 3.3 miles, 4.5 miles, or 5.4…