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Houston Regional Group - Getting Outdoors in Southeast Texas
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Lone Star Hiking Trail - Sam Houston National Forest

130 miles of hiking-only trails wind through stands of loblolly pine and hardwoods.   Flowering dogwoods and redbud trees are striking in the spring.  Begun in 1965, it was the first trail of this size in Texas.  Choice hiking times are winter, spring and fall.  Avoid hiking during the winter hunting season.  Developed campgrounds are operated by the US Forest Service at Double Lake and Stubblefield, by Texas Parks & Wildlife at Huntsville and Lake Livingston State Parks and by the Trinity River Authority at Wolf Creek Park.  Primitive camping is allowed along the trail.  Hikers must carry in and out all supplies, including water.      More


North of Houston

Lone Star Hiking Trail - Sam Houston National Forest

lshtm_sm.jpg (3900 bytes)130 miles of hiking-only trails wind through stands of loblolly pine and hardwoods.  Flowering dogwoods and redbud trees are particularly striking in the spring.  Begun in 1965, it was the first trail of this size in Texas.  Choice hiking times are winter, spring and fall.   Avoid hiking during the winter hunting season.  Developed campgrounds are operated by the US Forest Service at Double Lake and Stubblefield, by Texas Parks & Wildlife at Huntsville and Lake Livingston State Parks and by the Trinity River Authority at Wolf Creek Park.  Primitive camping is allowed along the trail.  Hikers must carry in and out all supplies, including water.   Maps:   West Central East    More
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South of Houston

Brazos Bend State Park

Approximately 30 miles from Houston, Brazos Bend State Park encompasses 5000 acres of bottomland forest, with 3 miles of frontage on the Brazos River.   Hiking trails along cutoff meanders of Big Creek and oxbow lakes provide plenty of opportunity to view wildlife, including alligators and many spieces of birds.  The George Observatory is located within the park.  More
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