Big Thicket Sundew Trail

  • Longleaf Pines are common throughout Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas.


Bird Watching

Dogs Yes

1 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


The Sundew 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 Sundew Trail is one of the best places in the preserve to see birds and wildflowers. Both the inner 0.25 mile loop and outer 1 -mile loop pass through a small bog that supports pitcher plants and sundews, two carnivorous plant species. The inner loop continues through a savannah that has abundant summer wildflowers, while the outer loop winds through a woodland composed primarily of longleaf pines." 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.

Red Tape

Entrance Free, Free permit required for backpacking
Contact: Big Thicket National Preserve Headquarters 6044 FM 420 Kountze, TX 77625

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