Lone Star Hiking Trail and Little Lake Creek Trail is a 14 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Richards, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Lone Star Hiking Trail is continuously marked with aluminum tree blazes and mile markers. It is well-maintained by several clubs, including the Houston Sierra Club and LSHT Club. Currently, the only major trail obstacle is the downed bridge over the East Fork of the San Jacinto River in the Magnolia Section (the river here can be crossed on a fallen log or by fording; it is about thigh deep and slow-flowing normally). There are ten sections of trail broken up by road crossings where there are usually free trailhead parking areas. The trail is popular among thru-hikers, who seek to hike the entire length in one continuous trek. There are several places to resupply, the most popular being Huntsville State Park about mid-way along the route. The trail is mostly flat to gently rolling; it can be muddy after heavy rains, but only in limited sections. Most of the tread is over sandy soil and stay dry. The forest is very diverse, a mix of pine and hardwood. Creeks are common, most of which are seasonal but some of which are larger and offer good wildlife sighting opportunities. The trail is a hidden jewel in East Texas, the only long distance trail in the state and a treasure of hiking adventures for any age or experience level. It is best hiked in the fall, winter and spring, as summers tend to be hot, muggy and buggy.
it was nice. we found a good spot for yoga and lunch
It I okay for a Texas trail. Lots of thorns on the trail. Long pants are necessary some sections needs better maintenance.
It was beautiful!
Very scenic trail. Most of it was not wide enough for two people side-by-side. I purposely went and camped overnight during rainy weather so as to really ensure I'd be the only one out there. Will definitely go back when it's dry though! Was the perfect place for peace and quiet to rid the stresses of daily life.
Got an early start, so the humidity was not too bad for the Houston area in June. Good hike. Trail was a bit over grown, but passable. Just over three hour hike. Family had fun. One of my son's even hiked it in skinny jeans... so proud.
Hot and humid in mid April, 2016. Recent rains made the trail muddy and some areas impassable.
Very, very, very boggy after rainy season. Wear pants!!! Foliage was anywhere from 3-6 feet high and some wicked thorns. Generally flat, couple of crossings that you have to get creative on.
Great fun for the whole family!!!
Great fun for the whole family!!!!
Lost Dog 4/17/16 name is Ginger we were hiking on little creek loop trail between Forest rd 203 and West Fork Trail just pass the creek. found on 4/18/16 in good health. about a mile away. we had 2 employees that worked for Sam Houston National Forest they open the gate on Forest road 203 so we could post flyers on the trail. I did not get their names it was a female and a male riding in a pickup checking the gates. if you see this thanks again for taking the time to help.