Ameri Trail Forest Loop

EASY 10 reviews

Ameri Trail Forest Loop is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Caney, Texas that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.6 miles
147 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running




The Ameri Trail at Lake Houston Park. A 10 mile loop that can take anywhere from 5-6 hours depending on pace. 256 feet of elevation gain. Super wet in some areas. There are four very primitive camping sights, each spaced out very well and have their own fire pits for fire and grilling. Well marked with signs and blue blazes.

6 days ago

It was okay I went after it rained so it may have just been too humid. The animals are really out and active ! I saw plenty of deers and snakes ! So be careful . But it is very clean and the trail is really peaceful.

trail running
14 days ago

I was looking for a 5 mile run and I came across the review from David above. I live about 45 minutes away, but I absolutely fell in love with this park this morning. From the parking at the Nature Center I hopped on the Forest Trail for a very short bit, then the Peach Creek South Loop Trail for about .6 until it intersected with the Ameri-Trail. By the time I finished the Ameri-Trail, I was already at 5.5 miles, so it may be more than the 3.8 as the map describes. My guesstimate is 4.5? Unless I took a wrong turn :-)

The Ameri-Trail is fantastic. I submitted the GPS snapshot of my run. Mostly flat, one-person wide, but not overgrown, with some rooty climbs and intermittent slow sandy sections. But the multiple views of Caney Creek are wonderful, along with a bog overlook near the very end (if you like bogs). There were boat/barge crews along the edge clearing fallen trees and stumps along the creek edge. If you have kids with you, the best views of, and access points to Peach Creek are on the South Creek Loop Trail.

At the end of the Ameri-Trail, I continued north on the 5 Mile Road (which is more trail than road at the southernly end) until 7.5 miles. I walked the rest of the way on the 5-Mile Road then took the Yaupon Trail to the Peach Creek South Loop Trail and took that west and then north along the Peach Creek which had nice views. Finally, back at the Nature Center lot. Restroom and showers were spotless. Met Delilah, who was there cleaning them. I’m writing a letter to the Park about my overall great experience. I’ll be back to try the Loggers Trail next.

1 month ago

Did this loop Memorial Day weekend. It was really nice. A relaxing 13 miles with both our dogs. It rained really hard overnight and the trail still wasn't too muddy in the morning. Bring horsefly repellent. They were the reason the trail lost a star for us. The whole 30 hours we were there we saw two hikers and three or four bikes and that was it. If you are primitive camping ask for primitive site 3 or 4. it is a 3 miles hike to camp but well worth it to be out of the traffic of the closer sites. All in all it is one of our favorites so far in the cesspool of Southeast Texas.

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