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Sam Houston National Forest

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Address: 394 FM 1375 West, New Waverly, TX 77358
Phone Number: 409 344 6205
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Lots of trails to explore

This is a very nice national forest, it offers some good fishing, lots of hiking trails, and good campgrounds although they will not support real large RV's, there is some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
James G
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a weekend hike. We could not find a ranger and their "map" boxes were all empty at the trail head...everyone one of them. We looked at their map on a board but could barely understand where we were. It was a waste of a trip. We did find a short walk by the admin. Office but... More 

1 Thank Allison C
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here specifically to check out the only public place in a National forest in Texas to ride ATV's. It has great trails for 5.00 a day. You can go over multiple bridges throughout the trails. It is self explanatory on the signs where you park how to park and keep the receipt on you when you ride. I... More 

Thank Texasgaltravel
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a very nice national forest, it offers some good fishing, lots of hiking trails, and good campgrounds although they will not support real large RV's, there is some shopping nearby in New Waverly, and excellent shopping a few miles away in the City of Conroe, most of the area's are free, I believe there is a small fee... More 

1 Thank James G
Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Sam Houston National Forest is a gorgeous site. The red clay roads serve as a colorful floor next to the gorgeous pine trees that grace the forest. A bonus is that one can also see intriguing birds such as the scissortail.

Thank Gloria L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I prefer mountains and vistas when I hike but those are not accessible for a Houstonian with just a weekend. I have enjoyed the west side of the LSHT for many winters but not summer. This weekend I changed that. Knowing what you are walking into is very important when hiking, I believe, so a little info via the LSHT... More 

9 Thank Susan S
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful drive thru Texas, about 45 minutes north of Houston. Lots of anmials to check out. Watch for crossing deer, lots of them.

1 Thank TXJeffro
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to give this trail an honest review based on my recent trip there. I used to hike a lot in the Appalachians in north Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I've been living in Houston awhile and thought it would be good to dust off the camping supplies and go for a weekend hiking trip with primitive camping. Looking... More 

4 Thank CWard11GT
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Having purchased a new travel trailer, we were anxious to give it a try and reserved a space at Cagle. Then it became apparent that if we were to follow through with our plans, we would be forced to sit in the camper for 3 straight days, as the entire are was pummeled with days and days of torrential rains.... More 

3 Thank Rob H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

There's not a lot of good motorcycle roads in and around Conroe Texas but there is some nice riding in the National Forest. It's very peaceful to ride thru there on a sunny spring day and explore the different roads.

1 Thank goldwingtravelers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I love the Lone Star Hiking Trail, a 130 mile trail that goes through densely wooded wilderness and several campgrounds and wilderness areas. The portions that are follow the shores of Lake Conroe are very nice and offer great primitive camping. The trail is pretty easy with hardly any elevation gains or rough terrain to speak of and I honestly... More 

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