Kirby Nature Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Kirby Nature Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kountze, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Great hike, especially starting early in the day.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This is a gem in the forest. Very well marked, with maps at the trailhead. The cypress trees are impressive, especially when you reach the cypress grove. We saw only one other group. Restrooms at the trailhead are very clean.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

Love this place it's so peaceful and beautiful well taken care of always friendly smiles when I see people

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Very nice. It was a great experience hiking with my girlfriends family. We will defiantly go back.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

It was a long loop for a beginner, but it's not a hard trail to walk. There were benches along the path and beautiful places by the creek and slough where you could sit, rest, and snack.

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Beautiful, engaging trail. Very maintained and marked with informative signs about the various tree types. The cypress trees are gorgeous. A very wide and well-traveled path better suited for those looking for a family stroll rather than a strenuous hike.

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Really nice, well marked trail. The mosquitos about ate us alive though! Would like to do it again in cooler weather. The bamboo gives this trail a kind of creepy feeling. Really liked it.

walking
Saturday, November 15, 2014

This is another easy trail to follow, nothing strenuous but very relaxing. There are several old bridges to enjoy and take pictures. This is good for families with kids or a quick get way for you to relax.

Monday, October 27, 2014

walking
Monday, October 13, 2014

Beautiful, easy trail. Much of it wide and clear. Much of the Kirby Trail was closed off so we took points 22 to 15 to reach the Turkey Creek Trail to the Sandhill Loop. Still got a good distance in - we figured near 5 miles altogether.
With bridges, a picnic table, plenty of clear, pretty spots to rest and enjoy the view - this could be our favorite of the Big Thicket. We'll see!