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Sam Houston National Forest

Address: 394 FM 1375 West, New Waverly, TX 77358
Phone Number: 409 344 6205
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
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Conroe, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We hiked part of the Phelps Lone Star Trail Segment Sunday, to get a bearing on the quality of the trail, if we wanted to hike more of it. Sunday was beautiful. We tried to find Evelyn Lane off of Highway 75. Either we did not go far enough or the road onto Highway 75 was renamed. We instead went... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is berries, berries and berries. Endless scenery of berries and trees. It is quick nice to get away for half a day to a day if you live in Houston.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There are 112 miles of trail and various trail heads throughout. It is wilderness! Ticks! Wild Hogs (with babies in the spring) Water along the trail is usually murky. I reccomend hammock camping not only because of the bugs, but because the forest is dense. Have your maps and blaze trails if you get off of the well marked trail.... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This park is beautiful.. my fiance and myself found the grounds beautiful , there was not one day we didnt see deer and wood peckers and took many pics to add to our blog.. However , the camp host, who work the area have a power hungry mind set.. they do not respect anyone's privacy.. always wanting to know when... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Cagle Lake is the campground area in the Sam Houston National Forest. The forest, itself, is quite beautiful. The campground is nice for a weekend away. The campsites are nicely wooded and shaded. Camping pads are well kept. Bathrooms are clean. There are nice loops around which the kids can ride bikes, and good walking/hiking trails that go near the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

For a few years I hiked in this forest three days and nights a week. Unlike a previous reviewer I can vouch that the mileage markers on the lone star trail are pretty accurate. I'm guessing that the person who mentioned swamps and needing a compass started on the far east side of the trail (starting at the ending trailhead... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I drove about an hour from Houston to visit the Sam Houston National Forest and particular the Lone Star trail. It's actually a really nice forest and the trail is well marked with several loops allowing shorter day walks rather than the full trail which is 100 miles. For a trail run it was hard to beat, clearly marked path,... More 

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Baku
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We did about 4 hours of hiking in the forest on a sunny day in May. Trees are immense and the walking was easy - it's all relatively flat, although some multi-iuse trails are covered in sand, which can slow you down. The maps that we found at the ranger's office (district office on FM1375) weren't that well marked but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

It's the usual for a national Forrest; well taken care of, accessible & beautiful. It's not well marked, so stop at the ranger station or information area for a map of trails. They must have had recent storms & there are many downed trees with certain trails closed. There are signs of clearing these areas & controlled burns. By spring... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Spring is the perfect time to hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail and enjoy the beauty of the Sam Houston National Forest. You will see woodland violets, flowering Carolina Jasmine, redbuds and dogwoods. You will hear (and perhaps see) red-bellied and pileated woodpeckers, Carolina wrens, cardinals and chickadees. The 128 mile long Lone Star Hiking Trail wanders the National Forest... More 

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