The Beechwoods Trail is an easy hiking trail in Big Thicket National Preserve near Houston, Texas. This hike is kid friendly and dog friendly, but your furry kids have to be on leash. The preserve says "the Beech Woods Trail makes a 1 mile loop through a woodland of beech and magnolia. Many of these trees were damaged or killed by recent hurricanes. Hikers can also follow the old dirt road that continues for 6 miles past the trailhead." Heads up! Hunters use this area too! Make sure to stop in at the visitor center before heading out on any hike in Big Thicket. There are no developed campgrounds in Big Thicket National Preserve, but backcountry camping is available for hikers looking to get off the beaten path.
Entrance Free, Free permit required for backpacking
Contact: Big Thicket National Preserve Headquarters 6044 FM 420 Kountze, TX 77625