Kirby Nature Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Kirby Nature Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kountze, TX that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

3.9 miles 121 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days 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.

backpacking
5 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

Very nice. It was a great experience hiking with my girlfriends family. We will defiantly go back.

hiking
9 months ago

It was a long loop for a beginner, but it's not a hard trail to walk. There were benches along the path and beautiful places by the creek and slough where you could sit, rest, and snack.

1 year ago

Beautiful, engaging trail. Very maintained and marked with informative signs about the various tree types. The cypress trees are gorgeous. A very wide and well-traveled path better suited for those looking for a family stroll rather than a strenuous hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Really nice, well marked trail. The mosquitos about ate us alive though! Would like to do it again in cooler weather. The bamboo gives this trail a kind of creepy feeling. Really liked it.

walking
2 years ago

This is another easy trail to follow, nothing strenuous but very relaxing. There are several old bridges to enjoy and take pictures. This is good for families with kids or a quick get way for you to relax.

walking
2 years ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Much of it wide and clear. Much of the Kirby Trail was closed off so we took points 22 to 15 to reach the Turkey Creek Trail to the Sandhill Loop. Still got a good distance in - we figured near 5 miles altogether.
With bridges, a picnic table, plenty of clear, pretty spots to rest and enjoy the view - this could be our favorite of the Big Thicket. We'll see!

hiking
4 years ago

Great interpretive trail, beautiful board walks, nice area

hiking
4 years ago

It was a great hike for the kids who are 8 & 3 and did great. Bugs got thick and had to turn back but still had a great time.

nature trips
6 years ago

Great trail for kids, had some awesome huge cypress trees and cypress knees, very nice creek, lot of bridge-ways, descriptions of various trees, picnic area at farthest point of the loop. Chemical out houses and water fountain at start of hike.

hiking
6 years ago

Good trails for kids to learn about the types of trees, they have plaques by trees explaining about the trees and what they are used for. every interesting...