Beaver Slide Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livingston, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.9 miElevation gain3 ftRoute typeLoop
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Beaver Slide Trail: This short trail is one of the best places to see cypress trees. It makes a 1.5-mile loop around several ponds formed by old beaver dams. It is located in the southeast corner of the Big Sandy Creek Unit. In Big Thicket National Preserve

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Vladimir Samoylenko
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Tere Moody
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Sara Williams
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debbie phillips
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debbie phillips
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Peter Druschke
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The Beaver Slide trail is one of my favorite in Big Thicket National Preserve and showcases the fantastic plant diversity the area is known for, I only wish the trail was longer. You can see some impressive American beech, American holly, sweet gum, magnolia, overcup oak, loblolly pine, bald cypress and tupelo gum trees here. The trail runs through shady woods to a series of oxbow ponds and sloughs that are surrounded by tupelo gum and bald cypress with a profusion of cypress knees. You can walk this trail in 20 minutes, but why hurry through such a beautiful area?

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Takanori Kajihara
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The most impressive trail in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Especially, the cypress scenery is the best. There are many kinds of plants, bugs, and reptiles, even in a short trail. In the summer season, we need to be careful about mosquitoes and medium-sized spiders.

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D Olivarez
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I hiked in mid January in rainy weather. I photograph wildlife and landscapes as well as plants and mushrooms. There were a few mushrooms but very few. There was also some bird life but the thicket, rain and humidity made photography difficult. The terrain was interesting and soggy. There was hog sign everywhere; the ground was torn up in places. The swamps were interesting for me because I have only recently been exposed to this type of terrain. Most hiking was relatively easy and flat. There were a number of bridges which was handy because there were ponds and streams everywhere. There may have been more wildlife an another time of year. It appears that beaver have not been here for many years as there was no fresh beaver sign. It was just an OK casual hike.

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Syrettah A
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Doug Krell
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My arrival at the head of the Beaver Slide Trail, an eerily narrow opening into the boggy cypress bottoms of the Big Thicket National Preserve’s Big Sandy Creek Unit, coincided with the rising of a chilly winter morning's sun.  With the sun at my back and a half moon hanging drearily above, I entered into the forest alone, carrying only my leather bound notebook, a 1 litre bottle of water, my camera, and my trusty Walther issued S&W .40 to fend off any hostile wildlife that may not be as respectful of my presence as I of theirs. The blue sky quickly became enveloped by dense grey clouds and the trail ahead had been flooded by the constant Texas rains of late, yet, being a man of conviction, I persisted on, wading through the cold murky waters and surrounding myself with the tranquil beauty that is so abundant in the foreboding depths of the Big Thicket.  Being my first time here I didn't wander too far from the beaten path but, I assure you, next time I come I will let nature be my guide as I wander ever closer towards the heartbeat of the divine.

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Timothy Havner
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Great trail even though it’s short but what it lacks in length it makes up for in scenery. It’s easy to hike just be careful of the tree roots.

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Ben Rikard
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Lindsey Denton
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John James
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Praveen P
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Cheri Sunshine
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