Sundew Trail

dirt path leading through a forest of pines and ferns
Follow the Sundew Trail through a forest of pines and ferns.

NPS Photo / Mary Kay Manning

Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Grill, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Picnic Table, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

The Hike

This is one of the best places in the Big Thicket to see birds and wildflowers, as well as the tiny red sundew plants.

Both the inner 0.3-mile loop and the outer 1-mile loop pass through a small bog of pitcher plants. The inner loop continues through a savannah that has abundant summer wildflowers, while the outer loop winds through a woodland composed primarily of longleaf pines.

Picnic Area & Pavilion

The picnic area at the trailhead has a large shaded pavilion with 4 picnic tables and 2 charcoal grills.

Getting Here

The trailhead is located about 4 miles south of Warren and 14 miles north of Kountze. From US 69/287, head west on FM 2827, then turn left (south) onto County Road 1910. Follow the signs to the Sundew Trail parking area.


The wheelchair-accessible inner loop has a mix of pavement and wooden boardwalks. The outer loop is a dirt path and can get muddy after heavy rain.

More Information

Big Thicket National Preserve

Last updated: March 24, 2022