Approximately 40 miles of trails wind through Big Thicket National Preserve, providing hikers many options for walking distances and experiences. Trails of varying lengths, from 0.3 miles to 18 miles round-trip, lead through diverse plant communities, from bogs of carnivorous plants to stands of towering longleaf pines. Regardless of the trail you choose, remember to go slowly and enjoy the smells, the sounds, and the small wonders of the Big Thicket.
Hiking in the Big Thicket
While you can see and do many of these things throughout the Big Thicket, these are the most popular and easily-accessible places to experience them.
Choose Your Interests
Carnivorous Plants: Sundew Trail, Pitcher Plant Trail
Choose Your Activity
Backpacking: Turkey Creek Trail, Big Sandy Trail
Choose Your Distance
Short: Sundew Trail, Pitcher Plant Trail, Beechwoods Trail, Beaver Slide Trail
Last updated: July 5, 2017