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A Convergence of Ecosystems Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.

Perfectly pleasant nature walk.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a gem in the forest. Very well marked, with maps at the trailhead. The cypress trees are impressive, especially when you reach the cypress grove. We saw only one other group. Restrooms at the trailhead are very clean.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this today, and it was beautiful! We didn't see anyone else on the trail. There are downed trees just past Bench C. It's hard to see past them, but step over them and you'll be back on the trail. At Bench F, the map portion of the bench is missing. There is a bridge to the right of Bench F (if you're sitting on the bench), and that is the way you want to go to continue on the trail.

This trail is beautiful absolutely love. It's enclosed in the woods trees, squirrels, and all kinds of little critter. I'd recommend camping out if you can there's plenty of exploring to be had.

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail for a short hike or run. Pretty view and well maintained.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

A little over grown but nice easy hike

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike, enjoyable!! :)

backpacking
6 months ago

Love this place it's so peaceful and beautiful well taken care of always friendly smiles when I see people

hiking
7 months ago

One of these days we will complete the entire trail! Looking forward to it but it is 9 miles in, so ... we have gone in as far as 5 miles, stopped for a picnic and rest and hiked back. This is enough for a day visit. On Good Friday this year we managed to go in 3 miles before the trail was flooded out. This is my favorite of the BTNP trails!

Nice, easy, well-maintained trails. The Water Oak is the prettiest IMHO. My 6 year old daughter likes to watch the deer on the trails in the morning.

Call before you go to make sure trails aren't flooded.