Big Thicket Woodlands Trail

  • Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas has an incredible array of flora.


Bird Watching

Dogs Yes

5.4 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


The Woodlands Trail is a moderate 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 Woodlands Trail consists of three loops ranging from 3.3 to 5.4 miles round trip,giving hikers several distance options. This trail traverses a variety of plant communities, including the Big Sandy Creek floodplain and dense stands of hardwood trees. The east side of the trail follows Big Sandy Creek." 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.

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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