Looking for a great trail in Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Big Thicket National Preserve ranging from 0.9 to 9.8 miles and from 9 to 282 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

hiking
8 days ago

Although the bridge is closed by Sandhill Loop, access is available for out and back hiking on different stretches of this trail. Do not expect great excitement. Expect a walk in the woods. As it is winter, I found the trail mostly empty, and not particularly colorful. Nevertheless, my dogs loved all the smells, and I loved the peace. You’ll hear the wind and the birds in the trees, and maybe you’ll see some critters. I did not see much of the creek on the Turkey Creek Trail portion I was on. I’m sure this place has tons of bugs in the warmer months, but I was blissfully bug free. This is also a great place to trail run. Watch out for tree roots and sticks which are likely to trip you up.

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bridge out
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Bridge is closed before Sandhill loop.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

The pitcher plant boardwalk is very pretty, but takes up only the eastern segment of the loop. Hard frost kills the plants, but presently there are still many to see. The segment that follows the Turkey Creek trail is not technically a part of the pitcher plant loop, but leads to a beautiful cypress/tupelo gum swamp, so is worth the side trip. The rest of the trail loops through the woods, which ranges from mixed loblolly and hardwoods, to some areas being restored to longleaf pines through controlled burns.

Extremely easy trail. Took my kids so they could see the pitcher plants and wildflowers. They enjoyed the walk. Good for families looking to spend some time in nature.

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bugs
2 months ago

Great trail! Mosquitoes were there but not to bad if you kept on moving! We had our two dogs with us who love the trails but found 6 or more ticks on one of the dogs. Be sure to check your pets if you take them with you!

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bugs
muddy
2 months ago

Great Hike, only problem, lots of mosquitoes. Since it rained the day before, trail had water running down it. Some muddy spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was slightly muddy with a few mosquitoes. Worth it ! Plants were outstanding

10/06/19- nicely maintained trail which is easily accessible by most. did both the inner and out loops. didnt see any sundews but did see a cluster of pitcher plants and lots of wildflowers. a nice place for a short walk in the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

the trail has been done looking good make sure you have some bug spray it was very hot not much breeze they did a great job on this trail

hiking
4 months ago

We started from the trailhead at the parking lot towards the boardwalk. The boardwalk and the pitcher plants were beautiful. We continued on the trail and passed the first junction with Turkey Trail. That was well marked. The second junction of the trail with Turkey Creek Trail was not well marked. We ended up losing the Pitcher Plant trail and going down further south on the Turkey Creek trail. Just a caution for trail goers — trail needs better markings.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for a family hike. Bring bug repellent and water.

nice trail for a family stroll. definitely need good bug spray and of course water.

great trail but bring the bug spray and all your water.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
8 months ago

What an amazing hike with so much beauty. It’s peaceful and quiet with water and benches to stop and rest. The park officials are very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for this well maintained beautiful trail. ✌

This is a short loop trail, but you can find many native plants along the way!

Not a hard trail. Nice area

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

Be prepared for mud! Beautiful trail easy to follow.

nice short trail

02-18-2019 Much of the vegetation and foliage was still dormant in mid-February. Still pretty however. No bugs. Saw butterworts, but no bladderwort or sundews.

02-17-2019 No sundews in mid-February, but no bugs either.

02-17-2019 All the pitcher plants were still dead in mid-February. No bugs though. Looking forward to coming back in March - April when the pitchers are supposed to flower.

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muddy
11 months ago

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muddy
11 months ago

Love This Trail! We went in about a mile this morning. Absolutely Beautiful, trail was high and dry to where we turned around. Only met 1 person riding a horse, no other people.

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