Pitcher Plant Trail

a wooden boardwalk leads through a sunny patch of forest home to green pitcher plants
Stay dry on the wooden boardwalk above the pitcher plant bog.

NPS Photo / Scott Sharaga

Quick Facts
Warren, TX

Benches/Seating, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Pets Allowed, Picnic Table, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

The Hike

The Pitcher Plant Trail leads hikers to a vast, natural garden of carnivorous pitcher plants and sundews.

The trail is a 1-mile loop with options to hike further north or south on the Turkey Creek Trail. To see the pitcher plants, follow the paved path from the trailhead as it leads to a wooden boardwalk over the pitcher plant bog. Past the boardwalk, the trail becomes a dirt path as it goes through the woods, briefly joins the Turkey Creek Trail, and loops back to the trailhead.

Green metal blazes mark the Pitcher Plant Trail and red metal blazes mark the Turkey Creek Trail.

Getting Here

GPS Coordinates:
30.582384, -94.336575

The trailhead is on County Road 4850, about 2 miles south of FM 1943 and 4.5 miles east of Warren.


The beginning of the trail is paved and leads to a wooden boardwalk through the pitcher plant bog. Beyond the boardwalk, the trail is a dirt path, which can get muddy following heavy rain.

More Information

Big Thicket National Preserve

Last updated: January 11, 2024