Sam Houston Jones State Park Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Sam Houston Jones State Park Trail is a 7.6 mile loop trail located near Lake Charles, Louisiana and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until December.

7.6 miles
164 feet

kid friendly



mountain biking

road biking


no dogs

1 day ago

Enjoyed our quick hike at Sam Houston! First hike of the spring. Weather was nice and warm finally. The beginning of the Orange Trail was a bit muddy. The trail was clear on the river side. Saw one cottonmouth, little garter snake, wood ducks, squirrels, frogs and turtles. Still pretty rough looking from last year's flooding, but close to the house and a nice trail. Looking forward to coming back when we have more time to do the longer trail. Only saw one other couple walking, super nice. Enjoyed our morning walk! Spring time is here! Watch for snakes and roots.

1 month ago

Easy hiking but not much to see in December. Cooler weather made it pleasant nonetheless.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Careful after rain. Those bridges get slick. Busted my butt when my tires slid on the bridge decking. Roots get slippery too.

mountain biking
4 months ago

It was very nice!

5 months ago

Nice trail to run and ride a mountain bike on. Deer flies in the summer hurt like heck, but if you keep a 7 minute per mile pace they lose interest and don't chase you far

7 months ago

My favorite time of the year to hike at Sam Houston Jones State Park is the fall. The changing leaves are beautiful. The Blue Trail is my favorite at the park. There is plenty of wildlife. I've seen snakes on all of the trails and deer as well.

The trails are marked fairly well, but the Blue Trail can be confusing if you aren't familiar with the area. The shorter trails are well worn, and easy to navigate.

mountain biking
9 months ago

great trails. pine forest, a few flowy spots, a lot of root sections, a few good climbs for south Louisiana, bridges can be slick on Blue trail. Orange trail is a good beginner trail.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The park in pretty decent. The trails are really nice and easy. Lots of wildlife. Snakes! Snakes! Snakes! Which makes me a happy boy! The only reason for 4 of 5 stars is there are no maps and the person at the gate wasn't very helpful or friendly.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Be sure to bring insect repellant. Even in December!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Good hike at the end of October. Did 7+ miles. Forgot my spray but did not have trouble with bugs.

road biking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I've been biking on the road inside the park and its a pretty ride. I think its close to 2.5 miles one time around if you go down the side roads also. Some of the inclines are steep. not too crowded on weekdays around 10am

Friday, February 05, 2016

love the blue trail! I've done it several times Dec/Jan and the insects aren't bad. Although not a good trail for dogs due to ticks. I found 5 or so on mine. Very peaceful. Lots of birds and squirrels.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Easy trails and friendly deer.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Upper Blue trail needs to be better marked.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The trails here are great for getting deep into the woods. They can be confusing at times but overall a fun hike. We chose to hike them shortly after a rain so the bugs were absolutely horrible. So much so that we ran most of the trail due to the horseflies. I wouldn't mind going again at a different time to see if it's better.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nice challenging trails. Good for family outings.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Nice shady well-marked trails, the water view from some parts of the trail made it exquisite, but there were way too many insects flying up in the air in some parts of the park, thankfully not in the hiking trails. I am not sure if it was just for one day, but they were nasty and we had to actually make a run back into our car. Its nice place for families, barbecue etc.

recorded SHSP

3 months ago

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