Kirby Nature Trail (GMNP)

  • Bald Cypress can be seen along the Kirby Nature Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas.


Bird Watching

Dogs Yes

2.5 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


The Kirby Nature 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 Kirby Nature Trail consists of several loops ranging from 1.7 to 2.5 miles. The trail passes through several plant communities, from baygalls to cypress sloughs to the riparian zone along Village Creek. An interpretive trail guide is available at the trailhead and at the visitor center. Hikers can continue north from this trail to the Sandhill Loop Trail and the Turkey Creek Trail." 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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